Kanpur train accident: prime suspect arrested in Nepal

One of the key suspects in connection with the derailment of Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur was arrested at Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday after being deported from Dubai.

A special team of Nepal Police arrested Samshul Hoda and three others.

“We have heard that Hoda is wanted in a railway accident that took place in Kanpur last year killing 150 people,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Pashupati Upadhyaya said.

“Nepal Police will also work in close coordination with the Indian Police for Hoda’s alleged involvement in criminal activities in India,” he added.

The three others were identified as Brij Kishor Giri, Ashish Singh and Umesh Kumar Kurmi — all from Kalaiya district in southern Nepal.

The police have brought Hoda and the three others to Nepal from Dubai in coordination with the Interpol, Mr. Upadhyaya said.

Hoda is also the mastermind of a twin murder in Bara district of Nepal, the police said.

Involved in a number of crimes

Hoda has links with international criminal groups and has been involved in a number of criminal activities in Nepal and India, Mr. Upadhyaya said.

A case has been registered against him in Bara District Court.