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Lucknow Encounter: It's self-radicalised, self-proclaimed ISIS Cell with no external financial aid, says UP Police

The Family Members Of Slain ISIS Terror Accused Saifullah Have Refused To Accept The Body Of Their 24-year-old Son Who Was Killed In An Encounter Carried Out By UP Police And Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) In Wee Hours Of Wednesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 08 Mar 2017, 11:00:47 PM

New Delhi:

Uttar Pradesh Police’s ADG on law and order addressed media on Wednesday and gave the details about Lucknow encounter in which 24-year-old Saifullah was killed.

Speaking about the 12-hour long battle that gunned down Saifullah, Daljit Chaudhary said, “They were not provided any external financial aid and were mostly self-radicalised”. “Atif Muzaffar who was arrested from Madhya Pradesh was helming the ISIS module,” he added.

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“This was not in country's interest. We will not accept the body of an anti-national, said Sartaj, Saifulla’s father. “Everyone is shocked. He was well behaved; he performed Namaz five times, we didn’t expect this,” said another relative of Saifulla.

The search operation was carried out by ATS, moments after a blast took place in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train which left nine people injured. Saifullah was killed after a long 12-hour fierce battle.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan congratulated the officials for nabbing the terrorists and said that a timer was used for the blast in train.

He also stressed that the paraphernalia recovered from the terrorists showed ISIS links.

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The police have nabbed two other suspects. “We will investigate all the suspects we have nabbed, all agencies are working together,” said Daljeet Chaudhary, ADG, Law and Order. There were total 13 suspects, 1 was killed out of which 6 are still on the run, according to reports.


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First Published : 08 Mar 2017, 03:39:00 PM

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