BHUBANESWAR: With the National Investigation Agency (NIA) taking over the probe into Puri train coaches burning, the lone accused Ramachandran Subash is reported to have confessed that he alone was behind the series of arson cases.
Subash, who was back in five-day remand of GRP on Thursday, had earlier claimed that he had four associates but failed to provide any crucial information or links to them leading to suspicion about his claims.
Sources said his fresh claim that he solely carried out the arson at multiple places is being verified by the probe agency which suspected that he was linked to a terror outfit. Subash had also claimed that the plot was hatched in Mumbai.
Investigation has also revealed that the accused may have carried out the train burning incidents out of disillusionment over a personal issue. “What could provoke someone to carry out such acts is being investigated,” sources added.
While Subash was being interrogated at State Intelligence Headquarters, a team of the CID from West Bengal also arrived and quizzed him. On November 12, when the incident took place at Puri, he had set a coach on fire at Kharagpur Railway Station.