Kanpur train tragedy suspect Shamshul Hoda arrested in Nepal


New Delhi, Feb 7, 2017: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested ISI agent Shamshul Hoda in connection with train derailments in Kanpur allegedly caused by explosives on tracks from Kathmandu in Nepal on Tuesday.

Hoda is allegedly an agent of the Pakistani ISI or Inter-Services Intelligence. He was deported from Dubai on Saturday.

Three FIRs have been lodged against him over train derailments in Bihar, Kanpur & Andhra Pradesh.

A special team of Nepal Police arrested Samshul Hoda along with three others. Hoda has been detained from the Tribhuvan International Airport yesterday, said Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Pashupati Upadhyaya.

“We have heard that Hoda is wanted in a railway accident that took place in Kanpur last year killing 150 people,” Upadhyaya said.

“Nepal Police will also work in close coordination with the Indian Police for Hoda’s alleged involvement in criminal activities in India,” he said.

The three others arrested are identified as Brij Kishor Giri, Ashish Singh and Umesh Kumar Kurmi, all from Kalaiya district in southern Nepal. The police have brought Hoda and three other accused criminals to Nepal from Dubai in coordination with the Interpol, Upadhyaya told media.

Earlier, Motihari Police in Bihar had arrested three people who claimed responsibility for planting IED’s on railway tracks. This three individual even claimed that they were responsible for the Kanpur railway accident that killed 150 people in November 2016.

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 Wefornews Bureau

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