Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11:
If a reliable source is to be believed, Odisha’s Puri train arson main accused Subhash Ramchandran had links with a Pakistan based terrorist outfit and he operated as a trainee for them.
Subhash himself has made the shocking revelations during the polygraph test, as per the source.
Further, during the test, Tamil Nadu born Subhash confessed that he worked in a Mumbai based hotel for a little pay. He, however, identified himself as an engineer to his girlfriend (name concealed) and was under pressure to have a better bank balance before getting married.
He met Riaz and Uttam at the same hotel, where they were frequent visitors. Riaz had given him some money and had asked him to prove his capabilities before connecting him directly to the bosses in Pakistan. Further, Riaz also provided him the explosives he used to set many trains and godowns afire. The identity of Riaz and Uttam are yet to be established.
The revelations made during the polygraph test conducted on December 7 in Bhubaneswar are being considered extremely important. However, as per former Police DG SN Tiwari, NIA (National Investigating Agency) won’t be able to use the information directly in the court.
Union Home Department had recently asked NIA to take over the investigation of the case. Even though NIA is the main investigating agency, many other central and state agencies are involved in the case in various capacities given its importance to national security and law and order situation.
Sapna Tewari, the Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau today met Odisha Police DG KB Singh on this context and discussed the progress made so far in the investigation.
“Odisha Police is supporting the investigation. Whatever logistics they need, we are providing it. Sub-inspectors have been attached and vehicles have also been provided. The investigation is going on very well,” said Police DG Singh today.