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The Bihar police on Tuesday has said that there is a possible Inter-Service Intelligence role in Patna-Indore Express derailment in Kanpur occurred in November.

A two-member team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been sent to Bihar after three persons arrested by the State police claimed that Pakistan's ISI was behind two recent train accidents near Kanpur.

"Fortunately, the bomb at Ghorasahan was detected with the help of villagers and defused", Rana said about the attempt by the trio to cause an accident in East Champaran district of Bihar on October 1 past year.

Police claimed that the trio had confessed to having worked for a Nepalese contact suspected to be connected to Pakistan's ISI to target the railways.

The Union Home Ministry has also sought reports from the Bihar Government and the IB in connection with the arrest of Moti Paswan, Uma Shankar and Mukesh Yadav and their disclosures to Bihar Police.

East Champaran Police Superintendent Jitendra Rana said that the three youths, presently in judicial custody would be taken on remand for interrogation by the central security agencies.

"One of three accused has told investigators that they planted a pressure cooker-based improvised explosive device near the railway track in Kanpur which resulted in the derailment". Acting on the information provided by the Nepal police, the Bihar cops arrested the trio who also accepted about their involvement with the gang. Sources said they were working under instructions from an ISI agent, a Nepal citizen based in Dubai.

Fifteen coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express Train derailed near Rura, around 70 kilometres from Kanpur, on December 28.

The Intelligence agencies are now in the lookout for two more suspects Gajendra Sharma and Rakesh Yadav hailing from the district for their alleged links with the arrested accused. The anti-terrorism squad has been deployed to look into the case, ANI reported.


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