Ghorasahan case: National Investigation Agency arrests sixth accused in Patna

The agency arrested Shah from Patna and produced him before a designated court in Patna the following day which has remanded him to eight-day NIA custody. 

Published: 20th February 2017 07:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2017 07:55 PM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose only

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Ranjay Shah, a major accused in the Ghorasahan (Motihari) case, relating to planting of pressure cooker IED on the railway track in Motihari last year. 

The agency arrested Shah from Patna on Friday and produced him before a designated court the following day. The court has remanded Shah in eight-day NIA custody.

Shah, 21, is a resident of Athmuhan village under Ghorasahan police station in Motihari district and had been arrested twice earlier for two separate cases relating to theft and violation of the Arms Act.  He is a close associate of the prime accused in the case Umashankar Patel. With Shah’s arrest, the total number of arrests in the case now stands at six.

“He (Ranjay Shah) was present at the office of “Dangal Music” and assisted accused Umashankar when he prepared the bomb. He along with accused Umashankar also went to plant the same (the pressure cooker IED) on the railway track in Ghorasahan,” the NIA said in a statement released on Monday.

The case relates to planting of a pressure cooker IED on the railway track at Ghorasahan, Motihari, last year. The case was initially registered as Crime no. 19/2016 at Rail Police Station Raxaul, disctrict Muzaffarpur(Railways) on October 1, 2016 under Railways Act and Explosive Substances Act. Subsequently, during investigation, other sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act were added by the Rail Police Station, Raxaul. The NIA re-registered the case and investigation was taken up and the agency took custody of other accused already arrested in the case, including Patel, Moti Paswan and Mukesh Yadav besides two other accused persons.

The Centre had transferred the case last month to NIA following revelations by Patel that ISI was behind the plot to target railway tracks in India.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp