Patna. NIA arrested two key accused namely Imran Malik @ Imran Khan and Mohd. Nasir Khan@ Nasir Malik both currently residents of Nampally, Hyderabad and originally hailing from District Shamli of Uttar Pradesh in case.
The case was originally registered at Railway PS Darbhanga District Muzaffarpur Rail, Bihar relating to an explosion in a parcel on Platform 1 of Darbhanga Railway station on 17.06.2021. The said parcel was booked at Secunderabad and had arrived in Train No. 07007 Secunderabad- Darbhanga Express. NIA had re-registered the case on 24.06.2021 and taken up the investigation.
After the visit of the scene of crime and development of key inputs by the investigation team of NIA, aforementioned accused persons were arrested from Hyderabad on 30.06.2021. Preliminary investigation and examination of the accused persons has revealed a trans- national conspiracy hatched by top operatives of proscribed terrorist organisation Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) to execute terror acts across India and cause large scale damage to life and property. Acting under the directions of Pakistan based handlers of LeT, arrested accused Mohd Nasir Khan and his brother Imran Malik fabricated an incendiary IED and packed it in a parcel of cloth and booked the same in a long- distance train from Secunderabad to Darbhanga. This was aimed at causing explosion and fire in a running passenger train resulting in huge loss of lives and property. The arrested accused Mohd Nasir Khan had visited Pakistan in the year 2012 and had received training from handlers of LeT in fabrication of IED from locally available chemicals. He along with his brother Imran was in touch with Pakistan based handlers of LeT over encrypted communication platforms.
The arrested accused are being produced before the Special NIA Court, Patna after obtaining transit from the competent court. Detailed examination of the accused and investigation continues to unearth the larger conspiracy.