Bengaluru blast: Suspect left explosive-laden bag inside eatery, ordered rava idli

Bengaluru cafe blast suspect caught on CCTV camera.
Bengaluru cafe blast suspect caught on CCTV camera. Photo Courtesy: Rupa Murthy X page

A photo of the Bengaluru bomb blast suspect was caught on CCTV camera where he could be seen wearing a grey shirt, white cap and a mask, carrying a plate of Idli inside the Rameshwaram Cafe, where the incident took place on Friday.

At least 10 people were hurt after a blast occurred inside the cafe located in Bengaluru’s posh Whitefield area on March 1 at around 12:55 pm.

CCTV footage from another angle caught the man walking towards the cafe with the bag, where the explosives were believed to be present.

Meanwhile, the owner of Rameshwaram Cafe claimed the suspect ordered a plate of rava idli and left the restaurant without the bag after finishing off his food.

Owner Divya Raghavendra Rao told NDTV: “He took his order and then sat in a corner. He finished his meal and then left a bag in the corner before exiting the restaurant.”

Rameshwaram Cafe blast case handed over to CCB

The Rameshwaram Cafe blast case has been handed over to City Crime Branch, and no arrest has been made yet, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner B Dayananda confirmed.

“Investigation of the case has been handed over to the City Crime Branch (CCB). All the injured are recovering. No arrest has been made,” he said in an X post.

The Bengaluru police have registered a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act in connection with the blast.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed confidence in nabbing the bomber as the CCTV cameras have captured his movements, reported UNI.

He visited the blast victims at the hospital this afternoon.