Madhya Pradesh cops climb down on Islamic State claim by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The MP police have not found any objectionable material on the three suspects.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: March 10, 2017 8:28 am
Bhopal train incident, Bhopal train attack, terrorist attack Bhopal, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chouhan train attack, train bomb ISIS chouhan, Chouhan ISIS, ISIS india, india news ‘We have proof that the explosion was carried out by ISIS-inspired operatives,’ Chouhan had said.

The Madhya Pradesh police did a climbdown a day after the Chief Minister claimed there was proof about Islamic State’s link in the train explosion case. On Thursday the police said the Islamic State link was “what the suspects said. We are verifying their claim.’’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had on Wednesday said: “We have proof that the explosion was carried out by ISIS-inspired operatives.’’ He said one of the men from Pipariya in Madhya Pradesh had shared a photograph of the bag, containing a pipe bomb and kept on the luggage rack of the train, with a handler in Syria.

He said on the pipe “Islamic State we are in India’’ was written. The explosion injured 10 passengers.

However, on Thursday, IG, (intelligence), Makrand Deuskar said: “We are yet to establish the physical location of the ‘electronic handler’ who the suspects claimed they were in touch with.’’ He described the suspects as “self-radicalised”, they had read literature online and learnt bomb-making from Inspire magazine. He said the writing on the pipe “is not a conclusive proof. It’s yet to be established if the handler they claimed to be in touch with in Syria and the electronic handler are the same. Handlers often mislead (about their location).”

Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula publishes an online magazine called Inspire. Deuskar did not name Al Qaida while speaking about the terror suspects.

The three suspects held in Pipariya, Madhya Pradesh, were identified on Wednesday as Atif Muzaffar, Danish Akhtar and Syed Mir Hussain.

Except for clothes, travel accessories and money, the MP police have not found any objectionable material on the three suspects. The police said the suspects have criminal antecedents and have been involved in “some incidents in UP”.

Danish, one of the suspects, had worked in the Kabadkhana locality in old Bhopal. The police said the low-intensity explosion could be intentional because slipping the IED under a train seat is a little “tricky”. The police said before exploding the IED on the train, the suspects had tried a similar device at an abandoned location in Uttar Pradesh.

The Madhya Pradesh police said they had no proof so far about electronic transfer of funds to the accused or international funding for the low-intensity explosion. The police said the IED was assembled in Lucknow and admitted that “we have no clue why they carried it all the way from Lucknow in the Pushpak Express and chose the passenger train in MP randomly.”

The three suspects have been remanded in custody till March 23.

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    Ashok Mazumdar
    Mar 10, 2017 at 3:12 am
    They may spend 10 years in Jail and without any credible evidence they may be freed as usual by Supreme Court.
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      Mayur Panghaal
      Mar 10, 2017 at 7:16 am
      If MP policemen can kill already injured undertrials on camera and at point blank range ...what else is left ? It was cold blooded murder on camera.
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        Mayur Panghaal
        Mar 10, 2017 at 6:54 am
        Join the dots....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Where are the 10 terrorists who had entered gujarat using boats before maha-sh-ivratri ? Are they on bharat darshan ? lt;br/gt;Where are the bodies and debris of the guj terror boat shot by coast guard ? Why all malegaon terrorists were acquitted by court ? lt;br/gt;Why akshardham attackers were acquitted by court and guj police slammed ? Why all top police officers in guj were sent to jail for fake encounters ? lt;br/gt;Why no encounters have taken place since then ? Why haren pandyas family says feku killed their son ? Where are the terrorists who entered delhi before republic day and independence day every year ? Are they watching the parade ? lt;br/gt;Who shot the footage in a Mumbai Cinema in Kurla, where a ‘Muslim’ family refused to stand for the National anthem and a Man was shown screaming and fighting with them ? What was the name of that ‘family’ ?lt;br/gt;Where are the terrorists who were spotted in Uran, Navi Mumbai? Who spotted them ? Where did they go?lt;br/gt;Why your home ministry chief is instructing officers what to say in ishrat files case ? lt;br/gt;Why NIA has made ats of mah accused of planting explosives in col.purohit house ? lt;br/gt;Why pp rohini salian alleged that u were pressing her to go alow in pragya and purohit and aseemanand blast cases ? Why himayat baig was acquiited in blast case ? lt;br/gt;Where are the 10 masked men who were shouting barbadi slogans in middle of jnu in capital delhi ? There is info that you had sent them there..lt;br/gt;Why Main accused and chief planner of Godhra Train burning was acquitted by the court along with 50 others ? Why were burnt bodies transported 200 kms from Godhra to ahmedabad and paraded in the open to rouse pions and create the riot which killed 3000 ? lt;br/gt;your MLA Yatin Ozha (Amit Shah's close aide) has written a letter explaining how Owaisi was on contract of BJP to put up candidates in Muslim majority areas of Bihar to cut Nitish Kumar votes and help BJP win.He wrote a detailed letter how Amit Shah and owaisi met in secret at 3 am in the morning.lt;br/gt;And lastly, Two accused – Mohammed Rafiq Shah and Mohammed Hussain – of the 2005 Delhi serial blasts case were acquitted of all charges by Patiala House court on Thursday after spending 11 years in jail.
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          Mayur Panghaal
          Mar 10, 2017 at 7:16 am
          Vyapam has claimed more than 40 dead .... and the links go right to the top.
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            Mayur Panghaal
            Mar 10, 2017 at 7:49 am
            While there are now strong suions that Saifullah may have been fired upon from close quarters, a Rihayi Manch team was shocked to find that while claims were made by senior police officers of an exchange of fire between the ATS commandos and the trapped man, the walls and doors of the rooms bear no bullet marks.
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              Sudheer Thaakur
              Mar 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm
              how does is matter how were these terrorists radicalised? was it isis or self radicalised ? immaterial, what is material is - what is their ideology? and how were they surviving and financing their operation?
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                syed ansar
                Mar 10, 2017 at 2:44 am
                analyse the ATS and police storylt;br/gt;1) the so called ISIS suspect(appreciate the ATS and police that did not yet call him terrorist) travelled almost 600km from lukhnow to plant the bomb(the railway inquiry report is yet to be finalised about nature of explosion) in a pssenger train in Madhya pardesh...!!!!lt;br/gt;2) after carrying out his job around 10am he travelled back to lukhnow within 4hours....lt;br/gt;3) in the meantime ATS got his exact address and encircled the house for encounterlt;br/gt;4) lone suspect who was inside the house remained stable .did not feel suffocation even after chilli bomb were fired inside the house ..stead he fired at heavily armed force surrounding the house.....
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                  syed ansar
                  Mar 10, 2017 at 3:21 am
                  Han bhyya ! sach kadwa hota hai...ye mat samajh ke shasan hamesha rahega..ye lok tantar hai shasan haat badalta rahta hai...
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                    vish
                    Mar 10, 2017 at 2:00 am
                    I think politicians should shut their mouth while the investigation is going on.They confuse the people and also investigating agency.
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