Another suspect in the Patna serial blasts was today arrested by the Bihar Police, even as the "mastermind" behind the Sunday attack Mohammad Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu remains at large.
Tabish Nyaz alias Arshad Ansari, an associate of Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative and serial blasts' accused Imtiyaz Ansari, was today formally arrested, Patna police said.
Nyaz was initially detained for questioning after he was picked up by the police yesterday from Alaula village in East Champaran district for his alleged role in the blasts at Narendra Modi's rally and at the Patna railway station.
He was today produced before the Judicial Magistrate Prabal Dutta who remanded him to 14 days in judicial custody.
With the latest arrest today, the Bihar Police has so far apprehended three suspects in connection with the explosions .
"Two persons were arrested on Sunday, another one, who was detained yesterday, was formally arrested today," Additional Director General of Police, Rail P N Rai told PTI.
The suspects arrested on Sunday are Ansari and Ainul alias Tarique who were caught from railway platform toilet.
Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said these three persons appeared to be part of the terrorist module that has enacted the act.
Ansari was arrested when the first blast had taken place at a toilet on platform number 10 of the Patna Junction station. He is in custody of the Railways at present.
Second arrest was that of Ainul who was with Ansari in the toilet and who is in critical condition in Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences with splinters in his head.
Ainul is the prime suspect who was caught while running away from the toilet after the first bomb exploded there.
He was caught while running away leaving the two bombs at the toilet after the first blast.