Patna: A third suspect in connection with the Patna serial blasts was today arrested from Ranchi by the NIA which has taken over the probe even as one more person was detained for questioning.
The condition of the prime suspect Ainul alias Tarique, meanwhile, was critical with doctors saying his chances of survival were dim, dashing hopes of investigators to get vital inputs about the Sunday explosions that killed six people.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the Patna serial blasts case has been handed over to the National Investigation Agency(NIA) after the Nitish Kumar government made a request in this regard.
Patna's Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) Director Arun Kumar Singh told PTI that Tarique is on life support system. Tarique has splinters in his brain and there is little chance of his survival, he said.