Conspirators from Nepal responsible for Kanpur train tragedy, says PM Modi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Feb. 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday blamed conspirators sitting in Nepal for the November 2016 train derailment in Kanpur that claimed the lives of 149 people. "Kanpur rail accident in which hundreds were killed was a conspiracy and the conspirators carried it out sitting across the border (Nepal)," Prime Minister Modi said at a rally in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. He urged, the people of Gonda should elect only those who patriotic. "If such people, who will help them (conspirators) got elected from here, will Gonda be safe then, will the nation be safe then?" he questioned. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had in February confirmed that Dubai-based Shamshul Huda, was the "mastermind" for the sabotage behind the Indore-Patna Express train accident in Kanpur on November 16, 2016. Five National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising 250 people were involved in the massive rescue operations, in which continuous attempts were made to fish out bodies and possible survivors from the wreckage. Backed by the ISI, Huda was arrested by Nepal Police after being deported from Dubai. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent Huda, was also a known operative of fake Indian currency and has a network in Nepal. (ANI)