Hyderabad: NIA Arrests 2 Lashkar Terrorists
Hyderabad, July 1: Two lashkar terrorists from Hyderabad have been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Darbhanga railway station blast case in Bihar here on Thursday.
The terrorists installed a bomb in the running passenger train which claimed many lives.
The arrested were identified as Imran Malik aka Imran Khan and Mohd Nasir Khan aka Nasir Malik, both from Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier, a case has been registered by the Bihar railway police pertaining to the explosion of parcel bomb on platform no.1 of Darbhanga railway station on June 17.
During the investigation, it was learned that the parcel was booked at Secunderabad and arrived on the train no. 07007 Secunderabad-Darbhanga express.
“The accused have revealed a transnational conspiracy hatched by top operatives of proscribed terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to execute terror acts across India and cause large-scale damage to life and property,” the NIA said.
Acting under the directions of Pakistan-based LeT, the brothers fabricated an incendiary IED and packed it in a parcel and booked the same on a long-distance train from Secunderabad to Darbhanga. This was aimed at causing explosion and fire in a running passenger train.
The NIA probe also revealed that Mohd Nasir Khan had visited Pakistan in 2012 and had received training from LeT to make an IED from locally available chemicals. He along with his brother Imran was in touch with the LeT over encrypted communication platforms.
The arrested brothers have been remanded to judicial custody, the NIA said adding that further investigation is underway. (Maxim News)