Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bangalore: NIA takes over probe

The Rameshwaram Cafe blast occurred on Friday, March 1, in Bengaluru. At least 10 people were injured in this low-intensity bomb explosion.

Rameshwaram Cafe blast

The headline “NIA takes over probe of Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Cafe blast” appears in the news, grabbing immediate attention from Aniska and her 26-year-old son. Three days pass, and it still haunts Aniska. Her 26-year-old son works near Rameshwaram café in Bengaluru, and when the blast happened on Friday, he was present in the cafe and witnessed it all. Today is Monday, and Aniska made him work from home.

Aniska: You won’t go to work until the investigation is completed.

son: I can work from home for a few days, but it is not possible to work from home until the investigation ends. We don’t know how long it will take.

Aniska: They will soon arrest the culprit. The NIA is investigating this. The Ministry of Home Affairs asked the NIA to take over the Rameshwaram Cafe bomb blast investigation.

son: I heard, Mom.

Anika: Do you know On Saturday, Dy, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, D. K. Shivakumar, said that the Mangaluru and Shivamon blasts that happened in 2022 have some similarities with the current Rameshwaram Cafe blast.

son: I don’t know. What similarities?

Aniska: The material inside the bomb is similar to that found in the Mangaluru and Shivamon Blasts, like a timer and other components.

son: Hmm. I also heard that it was a low-intensity blast, and they used local materials in the bomb.

Aniska: Yes. Thank God no one died, and I hope the 10 injured people recover soon.

Son: What happened to that CCTV footage?

Aniska: There is one suspect found in the CCTV footage, suspected of leaving behind a bag containing an improvised explosive device (IED). The person was wearing a cap, glasses, and a mask. He was in the café an hour before the blast. The police said that the suspect ordered a snack by paying cash and was seated near where the blast occurred. They also found CCTV footage of him leaving before the explosion. Have you seen him?

son: No, I have not seen him. He is not stupid enough to stay at the cafe after placing the bomb. He might have left before I entered.

Aniska: I hope the NIA soon finds the culprit.

son: Me too. Don’t think too much about it. turn off the TV

The Rameshwaram Cafe blast occurred on Friday. Which shook Bengaluru, the IT capital. At least 10 people were injured in this low-intensity bomb explosion. There are no arrests yet, but there is one suspect in connection with the blast.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), a specialized agency for investigating terror-related cases, was established in 2008 in response to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Recently, the NIA took over the investigation of the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru.

There are some similarities between the recent Rameshwaram Cafe blast and a previous blast that occurred in a moving auto in Mangaluru, Karnataka, on November 19, 2022. However, the low-intensity bomb accidentally exploded in the auto on the way, and the materials inside the bomb, such as the timer and other components, are also similar.

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1. When and where did the incident occur?

The incident occurred at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on Friday, injuring at least 10 people in a low-intensity explosion.

2. What is the current status of the investigation into the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru?

As of now, there have been no arrests made in connection with the blast, but there is one suspect. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation.

3. What similarities have been identified between the Rameshwaram Cafe blast and previous incidents in Mangaluru and Shivamon?

There are similarities in the materials used in the bombs, such as the presence of a timer and other components.

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