The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a sixth person from Jhargram in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district late on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in the May 28 Jnaneswari Express derailment. A goods train subsequently rammed the derailed coached, killing 150 people.
CBI spokesperson Harsh Bhal said on Thursday that Amiya Mahato was arrested from his house at Koyamasuli under the Jhargram police station on the basis of the information obtained from Bapi Mahato, one of the main accused, who was arrested at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on June 20.
“Amiya Mahato has already confessed to his role in the sabotage. Following the disclosure statement, the CBI raided his home late on Wednesday. We have found several instruments that were used for removing pandrol clips from the track on the night of May 28,” Mr. Bhal told The Hindu on telephone from New Delhi.
Amiya Mahato was remanded to police custody for 10 days by a Jhargram court.