Kanpur train tragedy a conspiracy says PM Modi
Speaking at an election rally in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Kanpur train accident was a conspiracy. Modi said that the conspiracy was hatched from across the border.
"A rail accident happened in Kanpur and a few people were caught after that. The police found that it was a conspiracy from across the border, the prime minister said without naming Pakistan.
"If people who will help the conspirators are elected from here, will Gonda be safe, will the nation be safe," the PM also said. In December, the Kanpur Express derailment caused the death of nearly 150 people. The Bihar police had arrested three persons who had revealed during their interrogation that it was the ISI which instructed them to carry out the train derailment.
The accused also said that they got orders from an ISI operative in Nepal called Shamshul Huda. They spoke about a failed plot when a pressure cooker bomb planted on the train track was discovered by alert villagers. The accused said that they then plotted the Kanpur derailment. They told the police they had cut the track which caused the train accident.