Abdul Samad Bhatkal, who was arrested from Mangalore airport, is the prime suspect in the February 13 Pune blast, Home Minister P Chidambaram said today.
"ATS Maharashtra along with Pune Police were able to identify the prime suspect in the German Bakery Blast. Central agencies traced the suspect. He was apprehended on Monday," he said in a statement.
Chidambaram said the suspect has been identified as Abdul Samad from Bhatkal.
ATS Maharahstra has taken him into custody and will produce him before a magistrate today, the Home Minister said.
Samad hails from Bhatkal in Uttarkannada district in Karnataka.