No place for terrorism in Madhya Pradesh: Bhupendra Singh on Bhopal train blast

| Updated: Mar 08, 2017 12:29 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], March 8 (ANI): Asserting that the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast was a "terror attack", Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Wednesday said that there is no place for terrorism in the state. "We are alerts to tackle such incidences. The way this incident has been handled indicates that there is no place for terrorist in Madhya Pradesh or any part of the country," Singh told ANI. Singh further said that the initial investigation in the case indicates that it was a terror attack and IED was used for it. "As per the input three people were arrested and Police have detained the suspects and are interrogating them. We shared all the information received from them with the Central agencies and on that basis of that the encounter took place in Uttar Pradesh," he said. Earlier this morning, assuring concrete proof that the terrorists responsible for the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast were affiliated with the ISIS, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that after placing the pipe bomb in the train, the terrorists had then proceeded to send the pictures to Syria. Speaking to ANI here, Chouhan further informed that the terrorists, who hailed from Kanpur and Kannauj had made plans to rush back to Lucknow once their nefarious plans to set off the bomb had come through. "The explosives recovered from them had inscriptions on it saying 'ISIS- we are in India'. The terrorists even uploaded the picture of the pipe bomb they had placed in the train and the then sent it to Syria. So it's proof that they were related to ISIS," he said. The Chief Minister also revealed that the terrorists had learned the mechanism of making a bomb on the internet and then trained to carry out the explosion. Also, Madhya Pradesh's Inspector General (IG) of Police, Law and order Makrand Devaskar confirmed the explosion, which took place in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train in Shajapur district yesterday, was a terrorist attack. "It was an IED blast and IED blasts are always terrorist attacks. The police have arrested three persons from Pipariya," Devaskar said. At least nine people were injured after the explosion. Taking cognizance of the matter, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said that an investigation has been initiated into the matter. "Injured passengers are admitted to Kalapipal government hospital and a medical team is also sent to the location," said Bhopal Division of Indian Railways PRO, I.A. Siddiqui. The guard of Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train informed the passengers at 9.50 a.m. about the explosion that took place ahead of guard coach, next to front of sleeper class, while the train was on run in block section between the Jabdi and Kalapipal stations. (ANI)