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ISI, Dawood behind Kanpur train tragedy? Bihar police probing alleged Pakistani links

ISI, Dawood behind Kanpur train tragedy? Bihar police probing alleged Pakistani links

150 people were killed when the Indore-Patna Express rolled off the tracks on November 20.

In an unexpected turn of event, the role of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is being suspected in the Kanpur train accident in November after the arrest of three men by Bihar police.

"Fortunately, the bomb at Ghorasahan was detected with the help of villagers and defused", Rana said about the attempt by the trio to cause an accident in East Champaran district of Bihar on October 1 a year ago.

After being arrested on murder charges, Giri and others told the Nepal police about their alleged involvement in the Kanpur incident and their associates in Bihar.

Police said the trio was paid by Brajkishore Giri.

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The Union Home Ministry has also sought reports from the Bihar Government and the IB in connection with the arrest of Moti Paswan, Uma Shankar and Mukesh Yadav and their disclosures to Bihar Police.

"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". Intelligence sources said they were also investigating the possibility of some more terror modules across the country who may try to target the rail network at ISI's behest. A month later, 50 people were injured when Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed. "The Nepal police have shared vital information with us regarding their ISI links", Rana told TOI.

Reports on India Today, also stated that a Nepalese national was financed by a man called Shamshool Hoda based in Dubai, who has close links with Dawood Ibrahim and ISI. NIA is also monitoring the case in close association with the Bihar police.

Teams of RAW, IB and Uttar Pradesh ATS had already reached Motihari, the district headquarters of East Champaran district to interrogate outlaws who were involved in the derailment of two major train accidents near Kanpur, resulting in the deaths of 151 passengers and injuries to 200 others.


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