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NIA caught 2 Lashkar terrorists who plotted to blast the train

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that it arrested two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists from Hyderabad who had hatched a conspiracy to blast a moving train on the instructions of Pakistan. They were being sought in connection with the investigation into the bomb blast at Darbhanga railway station in Bihar. An NIA spokesperson said the agency has arrested Imran Malik alias Imran Khan and Mohammad Nasir Khan alias Nasir Malik, both of whom were residing in Nampally in Hyderabad district. Both are originally from Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh.

The case pertains to the explosion of a parcel at Darbhanga railway station on June 17. The parcel was booked at Secunderabad and arrived by Secunderabad-Darbhanga Express.

The NIA took over the investigation on June 24

The officer said that after visiting the crime scene and based on the inputs received by the investigation team of NIA, the accused persons mentioned above were arrested from Hyderabad.

The official said that preliminary investigation has revealed that there was a conspiracy by the top operatives of the banned terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba to carry out terror acts across India and cause large-scale damage to life and property.

Acting under the instructions of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Pakistan-based masters, Nasir Khan and his brother Imran Malik had made an incendiary IED and packed it in a parcel of cloth and traveled a long distance from Secunderabad to Darbhanga. Booked on train.
The purpose of this was to explode and set fire to a moving passenger train, resulting in huge loss of life and property, the official said.

Nasir Khan had visited Pakistan in 2012 and received training from Lashkar operatives to make IEDs from locally available chemicals, the official said.

He said, the arrested persons would be produced before a special NIA court in Patna after obtaining transit from the competent court. Investigation is on to unearth the bigger conspiracy.