An NDFB militant suspected to have been involved in the July 8 blast which caused the derailing of the Kolkata-bound Garib Rath Express was arrested in Assam’s Chirang district on Saturday.

Official sources said here patrolling troops of the 15 Dogra Regiment acting on a tip off apprehended the militant identified as Edward Shrampani.

Suspected NDFB militants planted the powerful bomb on the railway tracks at Gossaigaon, killing a child and injuring 13 other passengers of the Garib Rath Express, the sources said.

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