Patna: The suspect identified as Tabish, was held after Mohammad Imtiaz Ansari’s interrogation. Tabish is said to have been in constant touch with Imtiaz, one of the two terror suspects arrested for serial blasts in Patna. He was yesterday sent to judicial custody by a court. In a major development in the Patna blasts case, a suspect was arrested Tuesday night from Motihari district in a joint operation carried out by the National Investigating Agency and Bihar police.
Imtiaz, a resident of Ranchi, described as the brain behind the blasts, was arrested from Patna railway junction after a bomb exploded on platform No 10 on Sunday morning, ahead of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally here. Six people were killed and 83 injured in seven bomb blasts in Patna. The first of the blasts ripped through a toilet at around 10 am at the railway station in the heart of the city, killing one person and wounding another. After an hour, by which time Modi had reached Patna but not the rally ground, four explosions took place inside the Gandhi Maidan, and two around it that caused a lot of panic. The Patna railway station is located two-three km from the Gandhi Maidan.