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Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe Blast: ‘Culprit’s face visible from three-four angles,’ says DK Shivakumar

The Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru on Friday rocked the city. It has now been revealed that an IED was triggered with a timer. Follow for latest updates.
CM Siddaramaiah visits blast site
CM Siddaramaiah visits blast site

Welcome to our live coverage of a low-intensity blast at a popular cafe in Bengaluru that shook the city. The blast occurred at Rameshwaram Cafe in the Whitefield locality, leaving 10 people injured. Police suspect an improvised explosive device (IED) with a timer could have caused the explosion, which took place between 12:50 pm and 1:00 pm....Read More

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According to statements issued by authorities, the blast resulted in injuries to both hotel staff and customers, who are currently undergoing treatment. Eyewitness accounts describe the chaos that ensued following the explosion, with people fleeing the scene in panic.

The Bengaluru Police has invoked stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act and officials from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also arrived at the scene to conduct inquiries into the incident.

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Meanwhile, the opposition BJP has called for a detailed probe into the matter, raising concerns about the government's handling of such incidents.

As the investigation unfolds, we'll be bringing you live updates, including official statements, eyewitness testimonies, and political reactions. Stay tuned for the latest developments.

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Mar 2, 2024 6:57 PM IST

Security beefed up at Bengaluru's high footfall areas

A day after Bengaluru's Rameshwaram cafe blast, high security has been deployed at the busy areas of the city. Security beefed up at areas Kempegowda International Airport, Chinnaswamy stadium and other highfoot fall areas of Bengaluru.

Mar 2, 2024 6:18 PM IST

Rameshwaram Cafe bomb blast; CM Siddaramaiah chairs high level meeting

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah conducted high-level meeting with top cops regarding the low-intensity bomb blast in Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe. Several ministers along with high-ranking officials briefed CM about the developement in interrogation.

Mar 2, 2024 5:46 PM IST

Hotel Associtaion members in Bengaluru to prepare an SOP for safety mesaures

They will discuss having in place an enhanced security system in place and work towards having a zero tolerance approach against movement of any "suspicious individuals" and those "loitering" in the hotels henceforth. President of Bruhath Bangalore Hotels Association, PC Rao said that once the police investigation is concluded,

Mar 2, 2024 5:02 PM IST

4 detained in Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast incident

Four people have been detained for questioning in connection with the low-intensity bomb blast at a Bengaluru eatery, police sources said PTI on Saturday. Sleuths of the Central Crime Branch probing the case are interrogating the four, picked up from Dharwad, Hubballi and Bengaluru "at length", the sources said.

Mar 2, 2024 4:45 PM IST

We are confident about catching the culprits: CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expressed confidence about nabbing the culprit involved in the blast at the city's popular eatery The Rameshwaram Cafe, as his movement has been captured by the cameras.

He said it is still not known whether any organisation was involved in the incident at the quick-service eatery in Brookfield area in information technology corridor in east Bengaluru that left ten people injured, and the investigations are ongoing.

Mar 2, 2024 4:27 PM IST

What happened at Mangaluru in 2022?

In Mangaluru, an improvised explosive device (IED) kept inside a pressure cooker accidentally went off when it was being taken in an auto rickshaw in November, 2022. Probe into the blast had revealed that the IED was meant to be planted at the Kadri Manjunatha temple.

Investigators had found that the Mangaluru cooker blast was "Islamic State-sponsored" and had the involvement of a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative.

Mar 2, 2024 3:54 PM IST

Cameras caught him from four angles: DK Shivakumar

Karnataka DCM DK Shivakumar said that the cameras have caught the culprit from all four angles and he will be caught soon. He said, "There is no reason for Bengalurians to worry, it was low intensity blast, it was prepared locally... but sound was big. Culprit's face is visible from all angles despite him wearing cap or specs. From three-four angles he is seen. Cameras have captured him walking too," added Shivakumar, who is also Bengaluru City Development Minister.

Mar 2, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Rameshwaram blast case handed over to CCB

The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru police has taken over Rameshwaram blash case and the departement has intensified the investegation. However, Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayananada said that no arrests have been made yet.

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

Mar 2, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Bengaluru Hotels Association to draw up detailed plan to enhance security system

A day after a low intensity bomb blast at a popular city eatery left 10 people injured, Bruhath Bangalore Hotels Association on Saturday said it will chalk out a plan to enhance the security system at all hotels across the city and would also discuss the preventive measures to be taken to make public places safer.

(PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 3:01 PM IST

‘Lady patient with extensive injuries stable now’: Brookefield Hospital MD

“One of the lady by the name Swarnamba was seriously injured. She was the one who had extensive injuries among other victims. Her situation is stable right now,” said Dr Pradeep Kumar, Medical Director of Brookefield Hospital, where those injured in The Rameshwaram Cafe blast were admitted. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 2:52 PM IST

‘No reason to worry, culprit’s face visible from three-four angles': DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Saturday said the government is committed for a fair probe in The Rameshwaram Cafe blast case that occurred yesterday, and said the police have been given a free hand to investigate the incident.

"There is no reason for Bengalurians to worry, it was low intensity blast, it was prepared locally, but sound was big. Culprit's face is visible from all angles despite him wearing cap or specs. From three-four angles he is seen. Cameras have captured him walking too," He added.

(PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 2:39 PM IST

‘Cong govt in Karnataka a breeding ground for extremists’: Tarun Chugh

BJP leader Tarun Chugh hit out at the ruling Congress government in Karnataka a day after the blast at The Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru and said, “By giving freedom to PFI, extremists are being given a free hand there. The Congress government in Karnataka has become a breeding ground for extremists.” (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 2:18 PM IST

Stop your ministers from speculating: Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar to CM Siddaramaiah

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar asked Karnataka CM to stop his ministers from making baseless speculations and called then irresponsible.

In an X post, the union minister said, “My rqst to @CPBlr& CM @siddaramaiah is to stop ur ministers from influencing & prejudging the investigation by making statements like gas cylinder blast and then business rivalry. Terror and security are issues that u shdnt allow ur Dy CM or assorted wise men to prejudice and compromise wth their attempts to cover up like many times its been done historically.”

Mar 2, 2024 1:56 PM IST

Culprits will be caught soon: Bengaluru police

A high-level meeting has been called to discuss the further steps in Rameshwaram Cafe blast incident. Bengaluru police assured that the accused who was identified in the CCTV footage will be caught soon as the hunt is already going on. The police also urged the public to not panic.

Mar 2, 2024 1:29 PM IST

NIA must take over the case: Karnataka BJP cheif

Karnataka BJP head BY Vijayendra demanded that the Rameshwaram Cafe blast case must be handed over to NIA.

He said, “We already demanded the state govt to handover the case to NIA. But they are yet to do it. NIA must be invloved to catch the culprits."

Mar 2, 2024 1:14 PM IST

CM Siddaramaiah visits Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru's Whitefield

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah visited Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe where a low intensity bomb blast occured on Friday afternoon. He said that the government will take care of the medical expenses of those injured and also asserted that everybody are recovering well.

“A total of 10 people are injured and they are getting treated in multiple hospitals. I will visit all of them and their treatment is government's responsibility,” he said.

Mar 2, 2024 12:57 PM IST

Entire Karnataka government should quit: Ex-CM Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka Ex-CM Basavaraj Bommai has lashed out at the Congress-led governement and alleged that it failed to maintain law and order in the state. He said that high-level corruption in police department is bringing the state to its knees.

He said, “The law and order in Karnataka has gone to toss ever since the Congress came to power. The high level corruption made all efficient police officers leave Bengaluru and now the officers are not capable of handling it. The blast is linked to terrorists and there are sleeper cells in the city. When we were in power, we arrested 15 such sleeper cells.”

Bommai also said that the government should quit before it is too late. “All this is happening because of appeasement politics by the Congress party. High time that it should quit from the power,” Bommai added.

Mar 2, 2024 12:39 PM IST

CM Siddaramaiah visits injured people in Rameshwaram Cafe blast

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Saturday visited those who were injured in yesterday's bomb blast. The injured are admitted at Brookfield hospital in Kundalahalli and CM met the people who are under the treatment. He also spoke to them and asked about their health condition.

Bengaluru police are working to arrest the accused who was identified in a CCTV footage. Several teams have been formed and government asked people not to panic.

Mar 2, 2024 12:23 PM IST

‘Blast is similar to 2022 Mangaluru blast’: Karnataka DCM DK Shivakumar

Karnataka deputy CM DK Shivakumar said that the blast at Rameshwaram cafe on Friday happened in a similar way to 2022 Mangaluru blast which happened inside an autorickshaw.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, DK Shivakumar said, “We are conducting fair investigation and we will catch the culprits soon. We learned that this blast is similar to 2022 Mangaluru pressure cooker blast. The investigation will reveal more details. We request people of Bengaluru to not panic.”

Mar 2, 2024 12:14 PM IST

Hyderabad's RGI on high-alert after Bengaluru's Rameshwaram cafe blast

Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is on high-alert after a low intensity blast on Friday shook Bengaluru. The CISF and airport management have already beefed up the security at the airport and monitoring the movements inside. Railway stations and other important places are being screened by Hyderabad and Cyberabad police officials.

Mar 2, 2024 12:01 PM IST

‘Happy with response of all three patients’: Hospital MD after Bengaluru blast

The Medical Director of Brookefield Hospital, Dr Pradeep Kumar, spoke on the patients admitted there after the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru yesterday, saying, “We are happy with the overall response of all the three patients admitted at our hospital. A patient in the ICU has had a post-operative turbulent period. As a result of her surgery and anesthesia effects, her BP was low and her blood sugar levels were high. Her overall condition is fine and showing signs of improvement. Psychological help to boost their confidence and overcome stress is also being provided to the patients. Other patients will be discharged in another 24-48 hours.”

(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 11:45 AM IST

Delhi Police on alert after blast in Bengaluru cafe

The Delhi Police has stepped up security after the blast at a popular Bengaluru eatery on Friday. Districts police chiefs have been directed to increase vigil in crowded areas, especially in Delhi's markets, an official said. A senior police officer said market associations have been asked to remain alert and approach their local police stations in case they find any suspicious activity. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 11:30 AM IST

‘Mangalore blast and Bengaluru explosion not related’: CM Siddaramaiah

"BJP should not play politics in this matter. Mangalore blast and Bengaluru explosion are not related. The blast is still under investigation. Appropriate action will be taken after the report," CM Siddaramaiah said on the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 11:16 AM IST

'I will go to hospital and also visit blast site today': CM Siddaramaiah

On the explosion at Bengaluru’s The Rameshwaram Cafe, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said, “A person wearing a mask and cap came in a bus, fixed the timer and exploded it. The deputy CM and Home Minister visited the spot yesterday. I will also go to the hospital and the spot today. I don't know if this is the work of an organisation or not. A serious investigation is underway.” (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 11:00 AM IST

‘No involvement of any organisation established in blast so far’: G Parameshwara

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Saturday said that there is no information about the involvement of any particular organisation in the Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast so far. "We don't have any information about which organisation has done this," he said. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to chair meeting with top police officials today

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called a meeting of senior police officers on Saturday afternoon in connection with the blast incident that took place at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on Friday. State Home Minister G Parameshwara confirmed the meeting with the Chief Minister, saying, "We have a meeting at 1 pm, the CM will lead the meeting, higher police officers will attend the meeting regarding the blast." (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 10:31 AM IST

NIA, NSG visit blast site in Bengaluru, assist local police

"The bomb squad, canine squad, anti-sabotage teams and forensic analysts have visited the spot, for investigation and collection of samples," a police official said. Also, sleuths from National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guard (NSG) reached the spot to help the local police in investigation and shared some inputs with them. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 10:15 AM IST

‘Suspect was wearing cap, mask to hide identity’: Police

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) has taken up the investigation, and seven to eight teams have been formed, the sources said, adding, the suspect, carrying a bag, was wearing a cap and mask to hide his identity. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 10:01 AM IST

Investigators looking at similarities between Rameshwaram Cafe explosion, 2022 Mangaluru cooker blast: Report

The investigating teams are looking at similarities between Friday's explosion and the November 2022 Mangaluru cooker blast, sources told PTI. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah convened a meeting of senior Home Department officials today in the wake of the blast.

(PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:53 AM IST

Officials conduct searches at blast site in Bengaluru | Video

A team of NSG, Bomb Disposal Squad and Local police conduct an investigation at the explosion site at The Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area.(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:41 AM IST

Bengaluru blast case: Cops intensifies probe, pursue clues

The Karnataka police have intensified the investigation into the bomb blast at a popular eatery in Bengaluru on Friday. According to official sources, images of the suspect's movement have been captured by the CCTV cameras at the Rameshwaram cafe in Brookefield area and those nearby. "We are positive about the leads we are getting in nabbing the culprit," an official said. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:32 AM IST

‘We will arrest the accused as soon as possible’: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara

"We will arrest the accused as soon as possible. Our teams are doing great. A timer was used for the blast, FSL team is doing the work. We have a meeting at 1 pm, CM Siddaramaiah will lead the meeting with high-level police officials regarding the blast," Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said on the Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:21 AM IST

‘Suspect came on a BMTC bus’: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Bengaluru blast

Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara spoke on the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru yesterday and said, “We have constituted several teams. We have collected some evidence from CCTV footage. When the explosion took place, a BMTC bus moved on that way. We have information that he came on a bus.”

(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:12 AM IST

'Accused won't be spared': Karnataka govt amid demands by BJP of CM Siddaramaiah's resignation

After the horrific Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru yesterday, the opposition BJP demanded Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's resignation, citing "no law and order in the state". Meanwhile, government officials said that the accused involved in the incident will not be spared, and a thorough investigation is underway. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:01 AM IST

Bengaluru blast: Cyberabad police conducts checks as precautionary measure

Police of Cyberabad Commissionerate conducted checks at some public places on Friday as part of precautionary measures in the wake of the bomb blast at an eatery in Bengaluru."We are watchful. We did some checks randomly, some places where public gatherings are there. No need to alarm anybody," a police official told PTI.

Mar 2, 2024 8:53 AM IST

FSL, Bomb Disposal Squad conduct searches at blast site | Video

A video shared by news agency ANI showed a team of FSL, Bomb Disposal Squad and Dog Squad conducting an investigation at the explosion site at The Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area.

(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:40 AM IST

‘Two explosions, 10 secs apart,’ says cafe MD

The managing director of Rameshwaram Café, Divya, said that there may have been two quick explosions, less than 10 seconds apart. “The first explosion was near the cash counter and then there was chaos. I don’t know where the second explosion took place,” she said.

Mar 2, 2024 8:30 AM IST

‘Cooperating with authorities in their probe’: Bengaluru cafe after blast

The owners of popular eatery, The Rameshwaram Cafe, said they are cooperating with authorities in their investigation. "We are deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident at our Brookefield branch. We are cooperating with the authorities and officials in their investigations," They said in a statement.

(PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:21 AM IST

Rameshwaram cafe blast: ‘Incident could have been averted,’ says Pralhad Joshi, seeks NIA probe

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi condemned the massive explosion that took place at the popular Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru and sought an NIA investigation into the incident that left as many as 10 people injured on Friday. Joshi said that if the state government had taken the Vidhana Soudha pro-Pakistan sloganeering incident seriously earlier, then the blast incident would have been averted.

(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:10 AM IST

Pralhad Joshi, BY Vijayendra, Karnataka Guv meet victims of Rameshwaram Cafe blast

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, along with Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and BJP leader Vijayendra Yediyurappa, met the victims of the Rameshwaram Cafe explosion at Vaidehi Hospital on Saturday. The leaders visited the hospital to extend their support to the victims of the explosion that injured 10 people on Friday. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:01 AM IST

‘Battery, timer’: Here's what cops found at blast site in Bengaluru

“We have found a battery and a timer at the blast site which shows it could be a timed explosive device. Preliminary findings show that the material used in the bomb was of low quality but more details will emerge once the forensic reports are in,” A police inspector, part of the investigation team, told reporters at the site.

Mar 2, 2024 7:46 AM IST

‘No arrests have been made so far’: Police

Investigators in the horrific Rameshwaram Cafe blast have identified a man in his mid-30s who entered the restaurant around noon and left a bag near the cash counter. Police are trying to trace the man but no arrests have been made so far, they said.
Read more here

Mar 2, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to chair meeting with top police officials today

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called a meeting of senior police officers on Saturday afternoon in connection with the blast incident that took place at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on Friday. State Home Minister G Parameshwara confirmed the meeting with the Chief Minister, saying, "We have a meeting at 1 pm, the CM will lead the meeting, higher police officers will attend the meeting regarding the blast." (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 10:31 AM IST

NIA, NSG visit blast site in Bengaluru, assist local police

"The bomb squad, canine squad, anti-sabotage teams and forensic analysts have visited the spot, for investigation and collection of samples," a police official said. Also, sleuths from National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guard (NSG) reached the spot to help the local police in investigation and shared some inputs with them. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 10:15 AM IST

‘Suspect was wearing cap, mask to hide identity’: Police

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) has taken up the investigation, and seven to eight teams have been formed, the sources said, adding, the suspect, carrying a bag, was wearing a cap and mask to hide his identity. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 10:01 AM IST

Investigators looking at similarities between Rameshwaram Cafe explosion, 2022 Mangaluru cooker blast: Report

The investigating teams are looking at similarities between Friday's explosion and the November 2022 Mangaluru cooker blast, sources told PTI. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah convened a meeting of senior Home Department officials today in the wake of the blast.

(PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:53 AM IST

Officials conduct searches at blast site in Bengaluru | Video

A team of NSG, Bomb Disposal Squad and Local police conduct an investigation at the explosion site at The Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area.(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:41 AM IST

Bengaluru blast case: Cops intensifies probe, pursue clues

The Karnataka police have intensified the investigation into the bomb blast at a popular eatery in Bengaluru on Friday. According to official sources, images of the suspect's movement have been captured by the CCTV cameras at the Rameshwaram cafe in Brookefield area and those nearby. "We are positive about the leads we are getting in nabbing the culprit," an official said. (PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:32 AM IST

‘We will arrest the accused as soon as possible’: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara

"We will arrest the accused as soon as possible. Our teams are doing great. A timer was used for the blast, FSL team is doing the work. We have a meeting at 1 pm, CM Siddaramaiah will lead the meeting with high-level police officials regarding the blast," Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said on the Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:21 AM IST

‘Suspect came on a BMTC bus’: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Bengaluru blast

Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara spoke on the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru yesterday and said, “We have constituted several teams. We have collected some evidence from CCTV footage. When the explosion took place, a BMTC bus moved on that way. We have information that he came on a bus.”

(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:12 AM IST

'Accused won't be spared': Karnataka govt amid demands by BJP of CM Siddaramaiah's resignation

After the horrific Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru yesterday, the opposition BJP demanded Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's resignation, citing "no law and order in the state". Meanwhile, government officials said that the accused involved in the incident will not be spared, and a thorough investigation is underway. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 9:01 AM IST

Bengaluru blast: Cyberabad police conducts checks as precautionary measure

Police of Cyberabad Commissionerate conducted checks at some public places on Friday as part of precautionary measures in the wake of the bomb blast at an eatery in Bengaluru."We are watchful. We did some checks randomly, some places where public gatherings are there. No need to alarm anybody," a police official told PTI.

Mar 2, 2024 8:53 AM IST

FSL, Bomb Disposal Squad conduct searches at blast site | Video

A video shared by news agency ANI showed a team of FSL, Bomb Disposal Squad and Dog Squad conducting an investigation at the explosion site at The Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area.

(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:40 AM IST

‘Two explosions, 10 secs apart,’ says cafe MD

The managing director of Rameshwaram Café, Divya, said that there may have been two quick explosions, less than 10 seconds apart. “The first explosion was near the cash counter and then there was chaos. I don’t know where the second explosion took place,” she said.

Mar 2, 2024 8:30 AM IST

‘Cooperating with authorities in their probe’: Bengaluru cafe after blast

The owners of popular eatery, The Rameshwaram Cafe, said they are cooperating with authorities in their investigation. "We are deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident at our Brookefield branch. We are cooperating with the authorities and officials in their investigations," They said in a statement.

(PTI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:21 AM IST

Rameshwaram cafe blast: ‘Incident could have been averted,’ says Pralhad Joshi, seeks NIA probe

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi condemned the massive explosion that took place at the popular Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru and sought an NIA investigation into the incident that left as many as 10 people injured on Friday. Joshi said that if the state government had taken the Vidhana Soudha pro-Pakistan sloganeering incident seriously earlier, then the blast incident would have been averted.

(ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:10 AM IST

Pralhad Joshi, BY Vijayendra, Karnataka Guv meet victims of Rameshwaram Cafe blast

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, along with Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and BJP leader Vijayendra Yediyurappa, met the victims of the Rameshwaram Cafe explosion at Vaidehi Hospital on Saturday. The leaders visited the hospital to extend their support to the victims of the explosion that injured 10 people on Friday. (ANI)

Mar 2, 2024 8:01 AM IST

‘Battery, timer’: Here's what cops found at blast site in Bengaluru

“We have found a battery and a timer at the blast site which shows it could be a timed explosive device. Preliminary findings show that the material used in the bomb was of low quality but more details will emerge once the forensic reports are in,” A police inspector, part of the investigation team, told reporters at the site.

Mar 2, 2024 7:46 AM IST

‘No arrests have been made so far’: Police

Investigators in the horrific Rameshwaram Cafe blast have identified a man in his mid-30s who entered the restaurant around noon and left a bag near the cash counter. Police are trying to trace the man but no arrests have been made so far, they said.
Read more here

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