Terror track runs from MP to UP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Mar 2017 08:39:04


9 injured in blast on Bhopal-Ujjain train

Staff Reporter,

BHOPAL,

Mar 7,

Hours before the final phase of polling in eastern Uttar Pradesh for 40 seats, an IED blast was triggered on Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train in Madhya Pradesh by terror suspects injuring nine persons. While three of the suspects were arrested from Pipariya in Hoshangabad, two others, having link with the MP train blast, escaped and were found holed up in a house in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and an operation was underway to flush them out.

NINE people were injured in an IED blast on Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi railway station, on Tuesday, in what is suspected to be a terror attack.
Police apprehended three suspects from Pipariya in Hoshangabad in this connection.


As the coach caught fire after the blast around 9.30 am, the train slowed down and passengers started jumping out of the coaches. Adjoining coach was also partially damaged in the blast. Talking to ‘The Hitavada’ Indore Railway SP, Krishna Veni said nine people have been injured in the blast, two of whom have been referred to Bhopal for treatment. Two coaches have been damaged.
DGP R K Shukla told ‘The Hitavada’ that the IED blast seems to be a terrorist incident.


Police said, suspects boarded the train from Bhopal and nitrate compound was used in the blast.
The names of injured persons are Ganpat Yadav (30), Durgesh (25), Amrit Lal (45), Ziya (27), Puspha (45), Syed Hassan (55), Hariprasad Malviya (45), Santosh Yadav (15), Shanti (35).


Immediately after the blast, police, railway officials and locals rushed to the spot for help. Indore SP Krishna Veni also visited the spot and took stock of the situation.
Talking to ‘The Hitavada’ one of the senior police officers said that three suspects have been held from a bus in Pipariya in Hoshangabad and they are being interrogated. The blast had occurred in a sling bag. The needle of suspicion for carrying out blast points towards banned outfit SIMI.


Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a probe into the explosion. He also announced financial aid of Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured. He has instructed officials to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured.


Extending his sympathies to the injured persons, Chouhan wished them speedy recovery.