In a major development of the ongoing probe on the Kanpur train tragedy, the Bihar police has, today hinted that Pakistan spy agency ISI might be behind the tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 140 people and injured many others, on November 20. Reportedly, the Police, in an official statement, has stated that the derailment had occurred due to IED blast and ISI and mafia don Dawood Ibrahim might had paid goons to plant IED on the railway tracks.
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Superintendent of Police (SP) Jitendra Rana has confirmed that the police had arrested three people in connection with IED recovered on Ghorasahan railway track on Oct 1 2016. During intense grilling by the police, one of the suspects had confessed that there was conspiracy by Pakistan, behind the derailment of the fourteen coaches of Indore-Patna Express near Pukhrayan in Kanpur. SP Jitendra Rana also stated that as per revelations, the accused were given Rs 3 lakh to blow railway track at Ghorasahan and their links in Nepal Dubai and other places were being probed. The SP further said that the arrested suspects were given more targets and the probe is underway to find out their links with the train accident.
Accused were given Rs 3 Lakh to blow raly track at Ghorasahan. Their links in Nepal, Dubai & other places being probed: SP Jitendra Rana pic.twitter.com/sg8E100LpE
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The Bihar police has, reportedly send an Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) team to Motihari, for further investigations.
While the actual reason behind the accident remained uncertain, according to reports till now, prima facie indicated towards rail fracture. Marking as one of the worst Indian Railways accidents, fourteen coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed in Pukharayan town, 60 km from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, at around 3 am in the morning, claiming the lives of over 140 people and leaving behind several more injuries. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had announced ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakhs for families of the deceased, Rs 50,000 for critically injured.