Former IAF employee was 'prime motivator' in IS inspired module

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A man who took voluntary retirement from the Indian Air force has been arrested in connection with the Bhopal-Ujjain train bombing case. A bomb exploded on the train on Tuesday in which nine persons were injured.

Three accused Danish Akhtar, Syed Mir Hussain and Atish Mohammad being produced in the Court in Bhopal on Wednesday in connection with Bhopal-Ujjain Train Blast case.

The accused, Ghaus Khan, according to investigators is a resident of Anwarganj and had retired from the IAF in 1993. Investigators said that he was the prime motivator for the group. Khan's arrest takes the total number of persons in custody to nine.

UP Anti-Terrorism Squad officials say that it was Khan who rented out the house in Thakurganj where the encounter took place. In the encounter that lasted 11 hours, Saifullah was gunned down.

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Meanwhile, investigations into the train bombing showed that potassium mixed with gun powder was used in the bomb. It was a low-intensity explosion. "Material which is commonly used in firecrackers had been used," an investigating officer told OneIndia.

The probe into the train bombing has now been handed over to the National Investigation Agency. The NIA will study the similarities between this case and other incidents of train accidents that are being probed as Inter-Services Intelligence sponsored sabotages.

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