Bihar police today claimed to have unearthed a suspected ISI link to target the railways with arrest of three persons in East Champaran district of the state bordering Nepal in connection with the derailment at Kanpur Dehat in November and elsewhere.
East Champaran Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said Moti Paswan, one of three criminals arrested in the district recently, confessed during interrogation that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had planned the derailment of Indore-Patna Express in November last year.
Rana said police have also found evidence linking the three arrested criminals -- Paswan, Umashankar Prasad and Mukesh Yadav -- to ISI.
An Intelligence Bureau team has already interrogated them, and the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have been informed about their arrest.
"Paswan said he was involved in the train derailment, along with some others including Zubair and Ziaul, who have been arrested in Delhi. Paswan has already identified the two persons nabbed in Delhi," Rana said.
The police officer informed that three persons have also been arrested from Nepal in this connection.
"We have got information from Nepal police that the ISI had hired Brajkishore Giri -- one of three criminals arrested there -- to execute terror activities in India," he said.
The ISI has been using Nepal as the base to implement its terror actions through Bihar using hired criminals, Rana added.
(With IANS inputs)