The Internal Security Investigation Team (ISIT) arrested Raisal, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blasts case, from the Karipur international airport on Saturday. Raisal had arrived from Qatar.
“Raisal fled to Qatar in 2009 after the blasts and was absconding since then. He was part of the five-member team which stole explosives from a shop at Kuruppumpady for use in an improvised explosive device for the blast. He drove the other accused in a vehicle from the scene of the theft,” said Superintendent of Police, ISIT, Sam Christy Daniel said.
A lookout notice was subsequently issued against Raisal. “Of the 11 accused in the case, four more are absconding and we suspect they are abroad,” Mr. Christy Daniel said. Raisal has been sent to the Muvattupuzha sub-jail in judicial custody. He is also an accused in an attempt to murder case registered in 2008.