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Train Arson Case: NIA Forensic Team Arrives In Puri

Puri; Dec.12: An 11-member forensic team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrived here from Kolkata to probe into the series train fire incident.

The forensic team would examine the burnt bogies at the station to ascertain what chemical were used by the accused to burn the empty compartments.

The team, led by NIA SP Prashant Kumar, which held a high level close-door meeting at the circuit house, is scheduled to visit railway station for an on-the-spot investigation. The team is also scheduled to meet the State forensic officials who had conducted the polygraph test of the main accused Ramachandran Subash, sources said.

In the meantime, the polygraph test report of Ramchandran Subhas, main accused in the Puri train fire incident has reportedly revealed that he has links with Pakistan terrorist group. Subhas had established these links following his meeting with two youths, Riaz and Uttam in Mumbai while the former was staying in the metro city few months ago. 

It was further revealed that Subhas was working as a low-paid employee in a hotel in Mumbai. During his short stint, he developed an affair with a girl to whom he had introduced himself as an engineer.

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