Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths arrested one more terror suspect, Mohamed Akram alias Khalid alias Imran Khan (22), in Majestic area on Saturday night, taking the total number of arrested to 13.
He was trying to flee the city, police said.
A foreign-made pistol, 16 cartridges and other incriminating articles were recovered from Akram.
CCB teams arrested six suspects in Bangalore and five in Hubli on Wednesday.
The twelfth person was arrested in Hyderabad on Friday.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji said, “Preliminary enquiry has revealed that Akram is a native of Nanded district in Maharashtra.
He had been in Saudi Arabia for a year, working as a driver before returning to India.
He had been taking shelter in the city for the past several days and hatching a conspiracy to execute target killings in Bangalore and elsewhere along with the other arrested suspects.
” According to sources in the Home Department, the CCB sleuths reportedly first picked up, Zakir alias Zakir Ustaad in the city, which led to subsequent arrests.
The police, however, are yet to make his arrest official.
According to sources, Zakir had motivated others to carry out “attacks” on the “targets”.