Submitted by Kumuda on Mon, 2016-11-28 20:56 Bengaluru: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested three men belonging to the ‘Base Moment’ – an outfit connected to Al-Qaida in the Indian Sub-Continent (AQUIS) - in the Mysuru court bomb blast case. The NIA with the support of Tamil Nadu Police on Monday arrested the three who allegedly were involved in the Mysuru blast on Aug 1 and also in the bombings at six courts in South India, including in Tamil Nadu. The arrested have been identified as Karim, Ayuf and Abbas Ali – all three based out of Madurai. Two men involved in the bombing are absconding. The three currently are being questioned in Madurai and will be brought to Mysuru for further investigation, said an official. All the three men arrested were allegedly involved in bombings at six courts including Mysore, Chittoor, Kollam, Nellore and Malappuram. According to the police, the three had in their targets 22 national leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In an exclusive report published on Sep 5, Bfirst.in had mentioned that the bomb blast at Mysuru court premises were carried out by terror suspects of the “Base Moment”. The Base Moment had sent letters to officers concerned in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala after the blasts. However, the sources said that officials in Karnataka did not receive any letter. A senior official said that there was a similarity in the use of IED in the pressure containers and place of targets. The same group had sent a letter to the French Consulate in Chennai threatening to blow up the consulate’s office in Bengaluru. The High Grounds police had registered the case in this regard, the official added.