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Lucknow encounter Live: ISIS terrorist Saifullah's father refuses to take his body; calls him a traitor Live

It Was Discovered That Six Suspects, Who Were Nabbed In Uttar Pradesh And Madhya Pradesh Were Active On Social Media And Were In Regular Touch With ISIS Handlers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 08 Mar 2017, 03:24:03 PM
Lucknow encounter Live: After Saifullah's death, UP ATS looks for ISIS chief of Hindi belt Atif Muzaffar


Alarming the nation by making its official presence, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) gunned down the IS terrorist Saifullah in 12 –hour encounter in the wee hours of Wednesday. Out of 13 ISIS terrorists, six are still on the run. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) teams have reached to Bhopal and Lucknow to dots the link of ISIS terror module. The teams would also probe Bhopal-Ujjain train blast in the backdrop of Lucknow encounter. It will interrogate the nabbed terrorists from Pipariya.

Even, the villagers in Unnao claimed that they have seen two armed people in their locality. They have informed the police officials about the same.  

On the other hand, Saifullah's father, Sartaj, has refused to take his body for last rites. Sartaj said that he had beaten Saifullah a couple of months back for not doing job, and Saifullah informed him last Monday that he had no plans to leave for Saudi Arabia. Saifullah's father added that he would not take his body as it will not be in national interest. A close relative said that he was shocked to know about the encounter as Saifullah was well-behaved and performed five times Namaz. 

Uttar Pradesh DGP Javeed Ahmed visited chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's official residence to brief him on the terror operations.

The Uttar Pradesh police will conduct more search operations on Wednesday and it could apprehend more people in connection with the encounter. 

It was an eye-opener for the police officials as they found that Saifullah was running the outfit from Lucknow which was inspired by self-radicalised group ISIS and owing allegiance to its elusive leader Baghdadi. As per reports, ISIS chief of Hindi region, Atif Muzaffar alias Al-Qasim is still absconding. it is said that he was planning to attack Barabanki's Deva Sharif shrine and others. Some media reports suggested that he was arrested by the police and one of the six members held in Pipariya.  

It was discovered that six suspects, who were nabbed in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, were active on social media and were in regular touch with ISIS handlers. 

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The police accessed their chats and it was found that the perpetrators were used to deceive investigators like in previous cases. Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh said that a high-level probe is being carried out in the matter.  

The suspects got indoctrinated by regularly visiting ISIS link social media sites and none of them had ever stepped out of India. 

Here are the Live updates-

# 01:59 PM

Everyone is shocked.He was well behaved; performed Namaz 5 times. We did not expect this: Relative of Saifulla-ANI 

#01:55 PM

We will investigate all the suspects we have nabbed; all agencies are working together: Daljeet Chaudhary, ADG, Law&Order-ANI 

#01:42 PM

Danish also my son;he left home as I scolded hm fr nt working-Father of terror suspect Danish arrested in MP&Imran,Faisal arrested in Kanpur-ANI

# 01:40 PM

Accusations false. Faisal took care of a shop & Imran is married has a daughter: Father of terror suspects Imran & Faisal arrested in Kanpur-ANI

# 01:15 PM

Paraphernalia shows terrorists' links with ISIS,they sent a photo to handler via social media;came frm Lucnkow-MP CM-ANI 

#01:11 PM

Timer was used; terrorists nabbed;congratulate officials,was possible due to coordination of Police & ATS-MP CM on Bhopal-Ujjain train blast-ANI

#12:02 PM

Cache of arms recovered in Kasganj during combing operations-ANI 

#11: 39 PM

ATS UP sealed Lucknow terror Operations site-ANI

#11:14 PM

DGP UP Javeed Ahmed reaches 5 Kalidas Marg to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. -ANI

#10:32 PM

Lucknow: NIA team reaches Lucknow terror operation site.-ANI

#10:23 PM

NIA team reaches Bhopal for investigating Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion that took place on Tuesday-ANI

#9:32 PM

8 pistols,650 rounds of ammo,50 fired rounds, explosives materials, gold,cash, passports&SIM cards recovered.Tracking 2 more persons: IG ATS UP

#9:11 PM

Three persons have been apprehended from Kanpur and nearby area: DGP UP Javeed Ahmad 

#8:32 AM

UP DGP Javed Ahmed reached at encounter site 

The police officials are investigating that how these suspects of two states, ie UP and MP met and planned the attack. It is being said that possibly that they met in an online chat room. 

On Tuesday, the bomb that went off in Bhopal-Ujjain train was standard explosive using metal pipe and locally procured urea to make a bomb. The Forensic examination will reveal the true contents.

IS plans strategy via chat site

Shafi Amrar , a self-appointed emir of ‎Junud Al Khalifa e Hind (soldiers of Indian Caliphate) and Abu Sulemain, are chief recruiters or 'motivators' for ISIS.

Amrar, a fugitive, was first associated with IM and then joined ISIS. Sultan Amrar, his elder brother, ‎too had joined ISIS but was killed in a drone strike. Amrar is based in Raqqa, Syria. 

In past NIA has seen Shafi Amrar recruiting motivating people to join ISIS. He is active in posting literature and material in support of IS. Unconfirmed reports say Shafi too died in a drone strike in April 16.

Click here to know what happened on Tuesday in Lucknow's Thakurganj

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First Published : 08 Mar 2017, 08:02:00 AM