The bomb blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in Madhya Pradesh on March 7 has marked the first ever recorded presence of the deadly terror group Islamic State (ISIS) in India. It was found that the ISIS module in India shared the photo of planted bomb to Syria. Ten people were injured in the train blast.

Confirming the news the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “The train blast on March 7 was by ISIS terrorists. They even sent a photo of the planted bomb to Syria.”

After the train blast early in the day on March 7, an anti-terror operation in Lucknow was launched in which an ISIS terrorist Saiffulah was gunned down. The encounter lasted nearly 12 hours. Holed in a house in the Thakurganj area of Lucknow, Saifullah fired at the ATS personnel who tried to arrest him.

After the blast a joint operation by Uttar Pradesh police and Madhya Pradesh Police was launched in both the states, in which eight arrests were made. The three of the accused — Danish, Mir Hussain and Atish Muzaffar — were arrested from Pipariya in MP. Two more, Mohammad Faisal and Mohammad Irfan, were nabbed from Jajmau near Kanpur, while another, Alam, was arrested from Etawah in UP.

Another member, suspected to be the courier of the explosive which went off in the train, was injured in the explosion and was arrested from the spot.

Three compartments of the trains reportedly derailed after the blast. The glass panes of the windows in the general coach were also damaged because of the blast.