ISI mole claims he was assured of house, cash

Says Pak spy agency wanted train derailed near Motihari

ISI mole claims he was assured of house, cash

A man arrested for attempting to derail the Raxaul-Sitamarhi train near Motihari, Bihar, has told interrogators that Pakistani intelligence agency ISI had assured him and two others a luxurious life if they succeeded in planting bombs and derailing the Indore-Patna Express.

The three suspected Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agents Moti Paswan, Uma Patel and Mukesh Yadav were remanded in police custody on Wednesday. Moti is presently being interrogated by top intelligence agencies at an undisclosed location.

Moti told his interrogators that he was assigned the task to plant pressure-cooker bombs on the tracks at Ghorasan near Motihari on October 1 at the behest of an ISI operative Brijesh Giri, a Nepali citizen. Giri was operating on the instructions of Shamsul
Hoda, a Dubai-based ISI operative.

Two of Moti’s associates, Sohan and Mohan, were with him during the time of the operation. But after the locals informed the police and the bombs were diffused, Mohan alias Arun Ram and Sohan alias Deepak Ram were reportedly taken to Nepal and killed for their failure to complete the task.

Moti then reportedly changed the modus operandi of causing the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express on November 20, in which as many as 150 people lost their lives.

“He changed trains to reach Kanpur with a gas cutter. Instead of planting bombs, he removed fish plates and pandrol clips with the help of two other ISI moles, Mohammad Zubair and Zia-ul, thereby causing derailment of the train in the early hours,” a source told DH, adding that as soon as the train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, Moti fled to Nepal.
However, following his arrest and subsequent interrogation, Zubair and Zi-ul were arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police from the national capital.

Moti told the sleuths that Hoda chalks out strategies to carry out attacks on India.
“Both the operations (Ghorasan in Motihari and Kanpur) were funded by Hoda, who deposited Rs 7.5 lakh in Giri’s account, whereas Moti got a sum of Rs 50,000,” said the source.

Moti told his interrogators that they were promised a flat in Delhi, an SUV and sufficient cash to lead a luxurious life.

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