"The NIA team is here. It has brought Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in connection with Patna bomb blasts. Earlier, he was also taken to Bodh Gaya to get more evidences in a blast there," the police officer said.

During the day, the NIA team took Ansari to a locality in Dhurwa, where the team is looking for more leads into the blasts, the officer added.

Another IPS officer said the NIA sleuths asked for a car and a house which were provided to them.

"They asked for a car and a house and we have provided them both," the officer said, apparently for investigation into the October 27 blasts.

Soon after the Patna blasts, the NIA has conducted several searches in the locality near Dhurwa and arrested Ansari, a resident of Ranchi, in Patna. The NIA officials arrested another suspect named
Ujjair Ahmad from Doranda in Ranchi.

The police had also recovered nine powerful timer-fitted bombs from a locality in Ranchi on November 4 and the materials of the explosives matched those exploded in Patna.


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