No Islamic State link to Ujjain train blast, says U.P. DGP Javeed Ahmed

A combo picture of the three accused — Danish Akhtar, Syed Mir Hussain and Atish Mohammad — being produced in a court in Bhopal on Wednesday in connection with Bhopal-Ujjain train blast case.

‘Suspects were IS-inspired’

A day after the Uttar Pradesh police issued a press statement that those involved in the Ujjain train blast belonged to the Islamic State, they retracted it, claiming there was no evidence linking these individuals to the terror group.

The U.P. police said the accused were “self-proclaimed” members of the terrorist group, and “they fancied themselves as being members of the IS.”

“There is nothing to show that they were part of the IS. They were self-proclaimed sympathisers of the outfit; their affiliation to the outfit was one-sided,” Javeed Ahmed, U.P. DGP, told The Hindu on Wednesday.

It was the Telangana police who had been tracking the online activities of the nine Uttar Pradesh-based men; it was on the basis of specific information provided by them that the Madhya Pradesh and U.P. police could nab the accused within hours of their allegedly planting a “pressure pipe bomb” on a train in Bhopal.

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Source By http://www.thehindu.com

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