Police arrest gang who tried to blow up railway track in Bihar, suspect ISI links

The trio have confessed that they unsuccessfully tried to blow up a railway track at Ghorasahan in East Champaran district on October 1, 2016, the police said.

By: Express News Service | Patna | Updated: January 18, 2017 9:27 am
Kanpur: Rescue officials on the spot where 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express derailed, killing around 90 people and injuring 150, in Kanpur Dehat on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI11_20_2016_000008B) Asked about the gang’s alleged involvement in the Kanpur Dehat derailment, in which more than 140 people were killed, Rana said the police suspected their involvement in this and other such cases. (Source: PTI Photo)

Police on Tuesday arrested three local criminals from Raxaul, bordering Nepal, who are suspected to be part of an international gang that could have links with the ISI. The trio have confessed that they unsuccessfully tried to blow up a railway track at Ghorasahan in East Champaran district on October 1, 2016, the police said. It is suspected that they could have played a role in the Kanpur Dehat train derailment last November.

 

East Champaran SP Jitendra Rana said: “We arrested Umashankar Patel, Moti Paswan and Mukesh Yadav in connection with the murders of Arun Ram and Deepak Ram. The three accused revealed that the gang killed Arun and Deepak because of their failure to blow up the railway track at Ghorasahan on October 1.”

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Three members of the gang, including kingpin Brajkishore Giri, Munahid Ansari and Shambhu, have already been arrested by Nepal Police, while two other members — Gajendra Jha and Rakesh Yadav — are absconding.

SP Rana said the arrested trio was given Rs 3 lakh by Giri, who had been in touch with a Dubai gang. “Preliminary investigation suggests the involvement of an intelligence agency from across the border. We have passed on our inputs to the ATS in Patna and intelligence agencies,” he said.

Asked about the gang’s alleged involvement in the Kanpur Dehat derailment, in which more than 140 people were killed, Rana said the police suspected their involvement in this and other such cases, and these are being probe. “We have been in touch with Nepal Police to trace the main link of the gang, who could have been funding them,” he said.

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    Jan 18, 2017 at 8:40 am
    And yesterday Indian express careing about one muslimdianexpress can not see how muslims are killing non-Muslims
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      India
      Jan 18, 2017 at 8:37 am
      See secular people how islam is workings to destroy the non-Muslims.
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        Lumdheeng
        Jan 18, 2017 at 4:12 am
        BJP worst government under Modi. stan has been harming and yet Modi the feku has done nothing.
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          Romesh Sharma
          Jan 18, 2017 at 11:02 am
          Criminal minded people are to be found in every community and society in the world,but muslim community is infsted with criminals and terrorists.They are most atrocious inhuman with minds full of hatred against all other communities.Their ideology or faith may not be that wrong but certainly right after the birth the children are taught to hate others.The centres are mostly the socalled Madarsas.Though muslims are fighting within but when the question arises about other religion they are to be seen absolutely one this modrn civilized world they are distasted and undesired because of upbringing.
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            Jan 18, 2017 at 7:20 am
            Two parts of your stupidity:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;a) Arrests after two derailments and 140 deaths! Even UPA arrested terrorists after the damage was done.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;b) Do you mean to say UPA never arrested any terrorists OR those arrested during UPA rule were not terrorists? You seem to be an Ajmal Kasab sympathizer.
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