Investigations by the National Investigative Agency and Kerala police in the 2008 Bengaluru blasts has identified an LeT member currently residing in Pakistan as the primary accused in the case.
The Indian Express reported the accused identified as KP Sabeer had skipped the scrutiny of the sleuths after he left Indian soil using a fake passport in November 2008.
The investigative agencies traced Sabeer after an alleged associate of his was deported from UAE in April. The associate, KK Anoop was arrested as he arrived at IGI airport for his alleged role in the 2005 Kalamassery (Kochi) bus-burning case.
NIA and Kerala police reportedly established the association of Sabeer and Anoop by analysing Anoop’s phone records.
The 2008 serial blasts claimed two lives on July 25 after nine low-intensity crude bomb fitted with timers went off, a day before similar blasts were reported in Ahmedabad.
The recent NIA revelation comes after the Special Investigating Team had arrested an alleged SIMI activist identified as Sameer Sadiq within a week of the blasts for his alleged role in the blasts. The police then had said that the SIMI had used the name of Indian Mujahedeen.
The day following the arrest of Sadiq, IB officials had said that the blasts had marks of being carried out by Hyderabad based-Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami.
Later in December, 2009 following the arrests of two LeT terrorists from the Indian-Bangladesh border, Kerala politician Abdul Nasser Madani was arrested and tried as an accused in the case.