On Wednesday, a low-intensity bomb blast took place in Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi express, which reportedly incurred no casualties. While investigating the blast, security agencies discovered a letter purportedly written by a Jaish-e-Mohammed operative.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed is the same Pakistan-based terror organization, which claimed responsibility for the attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama, last week, which resulted in the deaths of more than 40 CRPF personnel.
The letter contains information about a planned attack on PM Modi during a rally by use of RDX. It also contains information regarding an attack on Shatabdi express and a bridge on Delhi-Kanpur route.
The Kalindi express, started the journey towards Bhiwani, Haryana, from Kanpur Central Station at 5:30 pm. The train reached Barrajpur station which is 40 km far from Kanpur, at around 6:40 pm. The blast happened in the lavatory of the general compartment. The Government Railway Police or GRP responded first to the blast, and later Anti-Terrorist Squad took over the investigation.
“30 km away from Kanpur, a blast has to take place at a bridge on 27th February. Then, by using one and a half kg RDX, Kanpur-Delhi Shatabdi express has to be attacked. The explosives will be handed over at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, one day before the attack”, The letter read. On the upper side of the letter, the holy Islamic numerical 786 and the word “Paigam” or Message is written.
Then there is a reference to upcoming PM Modi’s rally, which has to targeted by use of two kgs of RDX. The letter also states that around Rs 5 crores have been imparted for the sake of these attacks.
After the letter, a diary was also discovered by agencies, which is claimed to contain several secret codes and names of residents of Makkadpur town of Kanpur. The agencies are currently trying to crack the codes. A bag full of half a kilogram meat was also found at the site.
According to SSP Anant Dev Tiwari, the letter and the diary are getting investigated and the matter has been taken seriously. A case has been registered at GPS Farukabad. A separate team has been designated to find out the operatives of the train blast. Agencies are taking the help of CCTV cameras to nab the perpetrators.