Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were apprehended by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Darbhanga railway station blast in Bihar earlier this month.
According to an official statement, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) apprehended two major suspects – Imran Malik and Mohd Nasir Khan – in Hyderabad after examining the crime scene and documenting important evidence from the investigation.
The accused was charged on June 17 at the Railway Police Station in Darbhanga District. The parcel had been scheduled for delivery at Secunderabad and had arrived in Secunderabad- Darbhanga Express.
Two LeT terrorists were apprehended in Hyderabad.
The case was re-registered by the NIA after an investigation, and the suspects were detained on June 30 in Hyderabad.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed in a statement that early investigations and examinations of the accused suspects revealed a trans-national conspiracy concocted by Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives to carry out terror activities across India and inflict widespread death and property damage.
The accused were following orders from LeT handlers in Pakistan.
Mohd Nasir Khan and his brother Imran Malik made an incendiary IED, placed it in a package of cloth, and boarded a long-distance train from Secunderabad to Darbhanga with it.
Laskar-e-Taiba had given him training in Pakistan
They planned to set fire to a train that was already moving, resulting in massive casualties and property damage.
Mohd Nasir Khan visited Pakistan in 2012 and received training from LeT handlers on how to build IEDs out of locally available chemicals, according to the investigation agency.
The two terrorists communicated with their masters over encrypted networks. After obtaining transit from the competent court, the arrested accused would be brought before the Special NIA Court in Patna.
This comes after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) apprehended a major conspirator in the Bengaluru riots case.
Syed Abbas, the accused, is the Social Democratic Party of India’s Nagawara block president (SDPI).