Patna: The Bihar police hinted on Tuesday that Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) may have been behind the Kanpur train derailment in which more than 140 people had died on November 21, 2016.
According to the police, revelations were made by one Moti Paswan and his two henchmen, who were arrested for planting IED bombs on railway tracks near Ghorasahan railway station in Bihar’s Raxaul district on October 1.
“The bomb on the railway track at Ghorasahan was planted on October 1, and these men were paid RS 3 lakhs to blow up railway tracks,” east champaran SP Jitendra Rana said, adding that Paswan’s network in “Nepal, Dubai, and other places are being probed”.
According to sources, Paswan has also told the police during interrogation that besides him, several others, including people named Zubair and Ziaul, were involved in the train derailment in Kanpur.
During the interrogation, he also revealed that two men who had established the links with them were later murdered by ISI handlers in Nepal after their attempt to blow up railway tracks near Ghorasahan failed. Though the police said that the probe to find out more about the incident is underway, it didn’t completely rule out that “the incident occurred due to an IED blast”.