Yasin Bhatkal, considered to be the main accused in the Chinnaswamy stadium blast case, was brought to Bangalore within 24 hours after a NIA court in New Delhi remanded him to Karnataka police's custody.
He was produced before the additional chief metropolitan magistrate court in Bangalore in the Saturday afternoon. Following a mandatory medical test at an undisclosed location, he was transferred to an interrogation centre.
Investigators have already started questioning him at an undisclosed location in the city, supervised by a special security force, including officers of both state and central agencies.
Responding to clamour over sensational disclosures Yasin Bhatkal made during the interrogation by the Special Branch of Delhi Police, the city police commissioner said Bangalore police have only begun the interrogation and require more time to get details.
In his statement, that seemed more calculated to release minimum information regarding his custody, Auradkar said the senior officers will interrogate him till January 28, and the call on extending the custody will be taken after that.
"He is the most important catch for any terror investigator in the state," said a senior police officer, in charge of crime. "This is interrogation is not just about adding details to the chargesheet of the Chinnaswamy blast case, but getting fresh leads, pointing at players and plans we did not know about in the past," he said.