The NIA has arrested five JMB cadres from Bengaluru and its suburbs, who were reportedly involved in the 2014 Burdwan blast.
The proposal for a full fledged ATS for Bengaluru is not new, official sources told The New Indian Express.
Inspector General of the NIA Alok Mittal said from 2014 to 2018, the JMB has set up 20-22 hideouts in Bangalore and tried to spread its bases in South India.
Grenades, ID cards, rent agreement found
On September 1, 22-year-old Mohammed Abul Kashem was arrested by the Kolkata police in the same case. He mentioned Asadullah as his friend, which led to his arrest.
The suspected JMB operative has been booked and will be produced before a court in Chennai's Alandur for his transit remand, the officer said.
Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Monday arrested Ahmad from Pathantoli village in Gaya's Buniyadpur.
Working on credible source information, the STF officers arrested Abdul Rahim from Bajepratappur Charkhumbha bus stop on Katwa Road.