The PFI member arrested in Karnataka

Participation in bomb blasts in the state

Karwar (Karnataka) – National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a terror suspect from Dasana Koppa village in Banavasi taluk of Uttara Kannada district for instigating the suspects involved in the Mangaluru cooker blast, Bengaluru Rameshwaram cafe explosion and Shivamogga mosque blast. He was banned on charges of having links with a terrorist organization and circulating provocative content on social media. The suspect, 32-year-old Abdul Shakoor, was picked up after raids at several places in Sirsi and Banavasi.

Shakoor, who hails from Dasana Koppa village, works in Dubai and is a member of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI). He had come home to celebrate Bakri-Eid when the National Investigation Agency picked him up. Sources said Shakoor has links with many terror organisations and keeps in touch with them online.