Man picked up in Ramanagaram over Maoist, terror links

Man picked up in Ramanagaram over Maoist, terror links

Suspect Muneer’s house in Ramanagaram that was vandalised during the raid.

In a joint operation, officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Delhi police picked up a 25-year-old man in Ramanagaram on Sunday on suspicion that he has links with terror outfits and Maoist groups. 

Muneer, a native of Jharkhand, had been on the surveillance of central agencies for a long time. Officials raided his home in Turup Lane around 8.30 pm and interrogated him for four hours before taking him into custody around 12.30 am. 

Officials have seized a laptop, gelatin powder, photographs of temples and tourist places, and the map of Bengaluru from his home.

 Officials suspect Muneer was planning some kind of terror plot. Amir Khan, the landlord, told reporters that Muneer rented the house two-and-a-half-months ago.

He paid Rs 40,000 as deposit and Rs 5,000 as monthly rent.

Soon after Muneer’s arrest, his wife and two children left the house which now remains locked. 

Khan said Muneer had submitted an Aadhaar card with Delhi address while renting the house. 

Muneer would go around in a bicycle to sell readymade garments and was friendly
with neighbours, Khan

Local police, including the Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagaram district police, are tight-lipped about the incident, saying it was an operation by central agencies. 

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