Mumbai: The Indian Cyber Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday arrested a man in connection with the ‘Dekshan’ terror group that has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Mumbai and beyond.
The suspect, who has been identified as Kunal, was arrested on Tuesday in the southern state of Kerala.
He is alleged to have organised the murder of a man on November 4, 2013 in the Mumbai suburb of Chittoor.
He has been charged with involvement in at least five other attacks in the city and the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu in the last two years.
The police also arrested a local resident in connection to the murder in Kutch district, which happened on November 17, 2013.
The man was arrested for questioning in Mumbai on Wednesday, where he had been staying in a hotel in the western part of the city.
Police said he had come to Mumbai to take part in a religious pilgrimage in April, but his family members discovered him in a local hotel, where they took him to a police station.
The police said Kunal was involved in several attacks in Kolkata and Mumbai over the past three years.
The police said that Kunal had come into contact with the mastermind of the attacks.
“The case was filed by the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) based on information from various agencies,” said a senior police official, requesting anonymity.
Kunal was arrested after a tip-off from a local police station and the CBI has registered an FIR.
“He is the mastermind behind the attacks in Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu,” said an officer involved in the case.
He was arrested at his residence in Mumbai.
“We are looking for all possible accomplices and all the key conspirators of the attack,” he added.