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Hirakhand Express tragedy reeks of foul play, NIA probe likely

While investigators are looking into the possible role of Pakistan’s spy agency ISI in the Kanpur train derailment last year, the Railways suspects sabotage in the Hirakhand derailment too.

Published: 23rd January 2017 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2017 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

DELHI/ VISAKHAPATNAM: While investigators are looking into the possible role of Pakistan’s spy agency ISI in the Kanpur train derailment last year, the Railways suspects sabotage in the Hirakhand derailment too. There is a possibility of the Centre asking the National Investigation Agency to look into the accident.

Bihar Police has recently arrested three people and they claimed to have received money to plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on tracks. The explosives have been recovered. The NIA is investigating the matter after the trio confessed to having ISI links. The Hirakhand tragedy has come against this backdrop. 

“The Home Ministry may ask the NIA to investigate the Hirakhand Express derailment,” sources confirmed.



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