Puri Train Fire: GRP to Seek Extension of Subash Remand

Published: 01st December 2015 07:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2015 07:05 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR:  Still grappling with the sabotage theories floated by Ramachandran Subash, the Government Railway Police is all set to seek further extension of his remand.

The three-day remand of the accused in the Puri train coaches burning case completed on Monday. Subash will be produced before the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Puri on Tuesday. Sources said the GRP will file application for another extension of his remand.

The claims of the lone accused that he was accompanied by four associates have not been verified as yet. Similarly, his links with any terror or subversive group have not been established. “We verified his claims but with not much success. We need more time to elicit information from him,” sources said.

Subash was taken on a six-day remand by the GRP and later it was granted an extension of three days even as the National Investigation Agency joined the probe with the Intelligence wing of State police. The GRP will seek another extension on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a team of GRP officials from Haridwar also quizzed the accused for an hour at Bhubaneswar where Subash has been lodged. Since a similar case of torching train coaches had taken place in Haridwar earlier on November 4, the GRP has registered a case and is investigating into it.


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