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Suspected train saboteur admits doing recce to derail train

Press Trust of India  |  Begusarai (Bihar) 

The man arrested on suspicion of involvement in sabotage of trains in the country today admitted doing recce to derail trains in January this year, police said.

The arrested man, Shivam Soni, did some recce at Dalsinghsarai station under Samastipur division of East Central Railway, but abandoned the plan for some reason, Begusarai Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Mishra said.

Soni, who was remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a local court, also provided other information which were being authenticated, officials said.

The accused was being interrogated by state police, ATS, Special Branch, Intelligence Bureau of and and GRP interrogated him to elicit details of plan to cause derailment of trains on behalf of Pakistan's

Details of the SIM cards of his mobile phones were being perused to gather more information, officials said.

Soni, who was carrying railway map and four mobile phones, was arrested yesterday from Manjhaul Bazar locality under Cheriabariarpur police station of Begusarai


Originally a resident of Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, he was living in Cheriabariarpur police station area after marrying a local girl.

His wife told security personnel that he used to regularly converse with two persons. She, however, could not give details of conversion or name of the two persons.

Recent arrest of three persons having links with operative Shamsul Hoda brought to light the sabotage angle of train accidents including the one involving Indore Patna Express in November last year in which 150 passengers were killed.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 21:57 IST