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ISI-funded terrorist caused train accidents

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 | PNS | New Delhi
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The arrest and deportation to Kathmandu of Dubai-based Shamsul Huda, the mastermind behind a series of train accidents in India, has unravelled a ghastly conspiracy to carry out train tragedies in India and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)-style “recorded butchering” of two of his hirelings for failing to perform the task.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday confirmed that Huda, a Nepalese citizen, who worked for ISI to engineer train accidents in India, has been deported from Dubai to Nepal.

Sources said 48-year-old Huda — belonging to Kalaiya, a municipality and headquarters of Bara district in the Narayani Zone of south-eastern Nepal — was arrested in Dubai on a tip-off from one of his “hirelings” Brij Giri to the Nepal police. After Giri told the Nepal police that Huda was the mastermind behind the derailment of Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur Dehat on November 21 in which 140 people were killed, the Nepalese police and NIA reportedly coordinated Huda’s  deportation and arrest.

Intelligence agencies see Huda’s arrest as a big breakthrough in the three cases which the NIA is probing now from “sabotage’ angel. These include an aborted attempt to detonate an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) on the Ghorasahan track in East Champaran district of Bihar on October 1 last year, the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express train, and deadly accident of Hirakhand Express in Koneru in Andhra Pradesh on January 21.

Sources said the NIA is likely to send a team of officials to Kathmandu for interrogating Huda after which more arrests could take place in India. An agent of the ISI agent,  Huda was also involved in running fake currency racket in both India and Nepal.

 

Sources said Huda first set up a network of ‘operatives’ to carry out his deadly task of causing train accidents.  His team consisted of one Braj Giri, Gajendra Singh,  Rajiv and Mukesh, all local criminals. Huda assigned them the task of derailing a trail in East Champaran and paid Rs 25 lakh in Nepalese currency to them.

The hirelings did plant the IED on the rail track on October 1 last year but developed cold feet when they were required to trigger the detonator. An outraged Huda reportedly asked them to return the money, and when they refused to oblige him, he got two of them — residents of Raxaul in Bihar — kidnapped. 

Huda’s men took them to Nepal and butchered  their captives in ISIS-style and  even recorded their  crime.

Probing the murder, the   Bihar police arrested three criminals — Moti Paswan, Uma Shankar Patel and Mukesh Yadav — from Motihari and stumbled upon the deadly design to derail trains in India to cause mass casualty. Following which police alerted the  Intelligence agencies and NIA  about the trio’s  links with Huda and  Kanpur incident. On the basis of telephone interception and WhatsApp chat details of Moti Paswan, Uma  and Mukesh, probe agencies are convinced that  they were part of the team which was working on behalf of Huda and their Nepalese handler Brajesh Giri to carry out sabotages of trains in India.

 Probe agencies are also scanning the role of a Karachi-based Pakistani citizen Shafi Shaikh, who was in regular touch with Huda.

 
 
 
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