Bihar blasts suspect Mehrar Alam escapes from NIA custody

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Mehrar-AlamNEW DELHI: Mehrar Alam, a suspect in Patna serial blasts, has escaped from police custody on Thursday, police said.

Mehrar Alam was being questioned in Muzaffarpur, over some 70km from Patna, when he reportedly escaped from the custody of the NIA. NIA has filed an FIR after his escape.

The man who has escaped is suspected of being a close aide of Tehseen Akhtar, who is one of the six men listed as an accused for the terror attack, and is allegedly a top commander of terror group Indian Mujahideen. He has not been located so far by the police.