" He was picked up based on information provided by Bapi
Mahato, another accused in our custody," Mayurbhanj SP Dayal Gangwar said.
According to the officials, Bapi
Mahato had revealed during interrogation that Nantu had removed the Pandrol clips from the railway track leading to the Jnaneswari Express derailment on May 28.
A Trinamool Congress activist, 24- year- old Bapi
joined the PCAPA when it was formed in November 2008.
A CBI official privy to Mahato's interrogation said: "Bapi
has confessed to us that he was a Trinamool activist.
, alias Manoj, was arrested on Sunday from a Jamshedpur guest house.
Jnaneswari Express kingpin Bapi
Mahto nabbed from Jamshedpur
Music of the film is by Bapi
and Tutul while Amitabh Verma and Sadeep Nath have penned the lyrics.
The trio -- Bapi
Mahato, Asit Mahato and Umakanta Mahato -- are believed to have been involved in sawing a part of the track, which caused the train to derail.
Though the CBI is tightlipped, sources said Hiralal was a close associate of Bapi
Mahato, the derailment's mastermind.