Police suspects ISI links in Kanpur train tragedy

Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur

Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur

The agencies were called in after the Bihar Police informed that three arrested persons have provided some "positive leads" about the Indore-Patna Express derailment in Kanpur in November.

The three arrested yesterday have allegedly told the police that they were working for the Pakistani intelligence agency to target Indian railways.

Three criminals suspected to be a part of global gang that could have links with Pakistan's ISI have been arrested by the Bihar Police on January 17 from Raxaul, bordering Nepal.

Police claimed that during interrogation the criminals confessed to have been paid Rs three lakh by a Nepali citizen identified as Brajesh Giri allegedly connected with the ISI for planting a bomb on railway tracks at Ghorasahan in East Champaran district in October 1 previous year to cause an accident.

"These criminals were arrested for their involvement in placing a cooker bomb on the railway track near Ghorasahan in the district on October 1 a year ago".

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Motilal confessed to planting explosives on the track near Kanpur for damaging two trains.

Fifteen coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express Train derailed near Rura, around 70 kilometres from Kanpur, on December 28. He along with Shambhu Giri and Mujahir Ansari was arrested by Nepal police recently.

Paswan further told that both Arun and Deepak Ram were later called to Nepal and murdered by Giri as ISI was upset with them for not triggering the IED device even after planted it on the track.

A two-member team of the NIA has been dispatched to Bihar by the Ministry of Home Affairs, while the government has sought a report from the Research and Analysis Wing about the activities of ISI in Nepal and India. RPF is also in touch with the Bihar police and is coordinating efforts to reach the bottom of the conspiracy. "Brij had promised flats, vehicles and finances to produce a Bhojpuri movie to the trio arrested from Motihari", said a police officer involved in the interrogation.

In this connection, efforts are on to arrest two others identified as Gajendra Sharma and Rakesh Yadav who are "hiding" in East Champaran area, he said.

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