ATS sleuths reach Bihar to probe Kanpur train mishap

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Patna (Bihar),[India] 18 (ANI): With the Bihar Police claiming that Pakistan's ISI may be behind the Kanpur train mishap, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) sleuths have reached Patna to carry forward the probe into the untoward incident. The Bihar Police's assertion came with arrest of three persons in East Champaran district of the state. During interrogation, the arrested persons have confessed to having been paid Rs. three lakh by a Nepalese citizen identified as Brajesh Giri allegedly connected with the ISI for planting a bomb on railway tracks at Ghorasahan in East Champaran district on October 1 last year to cause an accident. The Bihar Police has sought help of the Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing for further investigation in this regard. Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said that the arrested persons have confessed to having worked for a Nepalese contact supposedly linked to the ISI to target the Indian Railways. The Indore-Patna train accident claimed lives of about 150 passengers. (ANI)