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Lucknow terror encounter likely to be given to NIA for probe: Home ministry

The Investigation Into The Encounter In Lucknow, Where A Suspected ISIS Terrorist Was Killed, Is Likely To Be Handed Over To The National Investigation Agency (NIA)

PTI | Updated on: 09 Mar 2017, 08:49:15 AM
Lucknow terror encounter likely to be given to NIA for probe: Home ministry (File Photo)

New Delhi:

The investigation into the encounter in Lucknow, where a suspected ISIS terrorist was killed, is likely to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a senior home ministry official has said. 

In all likelihood, the Lucknow case will be given to the NIA for probe, the official said. 

The move came after the home ministry officials got the hint that there maybe a much larger conspiracy and more people in multiple locations might have links with Saifullah, who was killed in the encounter. 

Read | Terror encounter: Suspected IS operative linked to MP train blast killed by UP ATS in Lucknow

The suspected ISIS terrorist was killed in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow early today after a 12-hour long operation. Saifullah is suspected to be linked with the blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain train in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, police said. 

An NIA team has reached Bhopal to look into the suspected terror attack.

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First Published : 09 Mar 2017, 08:27:00 AM

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