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In pictures: Bengaluru's Rameshwaram cafe blast sparks statewide security surge in Karnataka

The low-intensity blast at the popular vegetarian restaurant in Bangalore’s IT hub of Whitefield during the lunchtime rush on March 1 has left ten people injured

Our Web Desk Published 02.03.24, 04:07 PM
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A police official stands guard at the Rameshwaram cafe blast site. According to police, the blast was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fitted with a timer in a bag left near the handwash area of the restaurant by a 'customer'. 

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Staff and customers at the cafe after the blast. Four people have been detained for questioning in connection with the low-intensity bomb blast at a Bengaluru eatery, police sources said.

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Karnataka DGP Alok Mohan, Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayananda and other senior officials are inspecting the premises, which has been cordoned off. The cafe which is located at Whitefield's Brookfield area, a vibrant neighborhood, a business centre as well as a tech hub.

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A member of Bomb disposal Squad at the cafe after the blast. The investigating teams are also looking at similarities between the explosion and the November 2022 Mangaluru cooker blast, sources said.

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Karnataka Chief Miniter Siddaramaiah visits the Rameshwaram Cafe blast site. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah convened a meeting of senior Home Department officials in the wake of the blast.

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Karnataka Chief Miniter Siddaramaiah meets the injured of Rameshwaram Cafe blast. The Bengaluru police have registered a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act.

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NSG commandos at the Rameshwaram cafe blast site. 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.

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Leftover food and drinks at the Rameshwaram cafe a day after a blast. Meanwhile, security has been tightened across the state, especially at Kempegowda International Airport, following the incident.

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