Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing an election rally at Gonda earlier today indicated that the Kanpur rail accident was a ‘conspiracy’ and the accused who were from Pakistan (‘across the border’) got local support. He said, “A rail accident happened in Kanpur, few people have been caught, police found out, that was a conspiracy from across the border.” PM Modi holds the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav led-Samajwadi Party responsible for providing help to the ‘conspirators’ who were behind the rail accident that took place near Kanpur in November last year. He said, “If such people, who will help them (conspirators) got elected from here, will Gonda be safe then, will the nation be safe then?”
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Agar Gonda surakshit nahi hai toh mera Hindustan surakhshit rahega kya? PM calls Kanpur Rail tragedy a conspiracy pic.twitter.com/xrZGWcwt6z
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On November 20, 2016, the Indore-Patna train derailed near Kanpur while over a hundred passengers were killed, many were injured. One of the key suspects of the Kanpur train derailment case, Samshul Hoda was arrested by a special team of Nepal Police along with three other accused from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu after he was deported from Dubai that month itself.
According to an Indian Express reports, the role of ISI was suspected in the incident after the arrest of the three people by the Bihar police in January who claimed to be working with the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI to target the Indian railways. The Bihar police reported that the three people were paid a sum of Rs 3 lakh by a Nepali man who had connections with Hoda. After the incident, Railway Board chairman A K Mital in an interview with the reports said, “Sometimes there could be external factors, but we are not saying that if an accident happens due to external factors it does not affect us. Every single accident affects us.”