Agartala, March 17 (IANS) The Karnataka Anti Terror Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested a suspect here having links with the 2005 terror attack at Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IIS), police said.
“The Karnataka ATS personnel, with the help of Tripura Police, arrested terror suspect Habib Mia, 37, from Jogendranagar on the outskirts of Agartala,” a senior Tripura Police official told IANS on condition of anonimity.
He said: “He was wanted in connection with the militant attack on IIS at Bengaluru in 2005. He would be presented in a local court here on Saturday to avail transit remand to take Mia to Bengaluru for further action.”
A retired Mathematics professor, Munish Chandra Puri, was killed and four others, including a woman, were seriously injured in the IIS attack.
Eyewitness accounts earlier maintained that it was carried out by a lone gunman in Army fatigues, who used an AK-47 rifle and hand grenades. All important cities in southern states were put on high alert in the aftermath of the terror attack.
The attack took place in the evening of December 28, 2005 as delegates were attending the 38th annual convention of Operational Research Society of India (ORSI).