On Tuesday a key arrest was made in Nepal in connection with the train derailment cases in India. Shamshul Huda considered to be the mastermind of the train derailment cases was picked up in Nepal, but he is unlikely to be deported to India. National Investigation Agency sources that they would send a team to Nepal to question him.
Huda's name cropped up following an investigation conducted by the Bihar police. It was revealed that Huda had activated a module in Bihar to trigger train accidents in India. November's Kanpur derailment case is being blamed on this module.
As per information, Huda is said to have been paid Rs 30 lakh by the Inter-Services Intelligence for this operation. He was asked to tell the module in Bihar to trigger blasts on railway tracks. He had allegedly instructed the module to plant a pressure cooker bomb on the tracks.
During the interrogation it was said that one Brajesh Giri was the go in-between man. He would pass on the orders to Indian recruits. The original orders would come from Huda, investigations also suggested.
Moti Paswan, one of the arrested in the case said that he had reached Kanpur with a gas cutter. "A few hours before the train could arrive, I removed the fish plates (a metal bar that is bolted to the ends of two rails to join them together in a track) and the pandrol clips (used to fasten railway sleepers). Two others -- Mohammad Zubair and Zia-ul -- were with me at the time of the operation," Moti told interrogators.
For this operation, a sum of Rs 7.5 lakh had been deposited in Giri's account. "I was paid Rs 50,000 for this operation. I was also told that soon I would be given an SUV and also a flat in Delhi," Moti told the police.