Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday killed a suspected terrorist in Thakurganj area of Lucknow. Encounter between UP ATS and terrorist ended in Lucknow.
There is a continuous firing from the side of terrorist at security forces in Thakurganj area of Lucknow. The UP ATS got special inputs about suspected terrorist in Lucknow. A team had been sent to Thakurganj to nab the terrorist. The name of terrorist is said to be Saifullah.
According to an uncomfirmed report, Saifullah may have some links with terrorist group ISIS. However, the ADG of Uttar Pradesh Police has not given any information about Saifullah's possible links with the ISIS in his press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.
The suspect confined himself in a room and was having loaded pistol. The ATS is approaching the case with all the caution. Teargas had been used in order to nab the terrorist.
The firing had created chaos in the Thakurganj area. As per the information, firing started from the side of suspect. The ADG, Law and Order, Daljit Chawdhary said that operation is currently underway.
The IG of ATS, Aseem Arun has also reached the spot. The ADG Daljit Chowdhary is also at the spot. However, the suspected terrorist's organisation is not clear at the moment. But, it is reported that the terrorist belonged to Madhya Pradesh.
On Thursday, election is scheduled on 40 seats in seven districts in Uttar Pradesh. Election Commission is also keeping a vigil on the developments. Instructions have been put out to arrange stricter security in the state.
Here are the live updates:
# Cops spot two suspected terrorists in the house
# Three chilli bomb thrown inside home, cross firing happening
# Operation still on. We thought initially that there is one youth inside, but there are two. Trying to arrest them as soon as possible: ADG Law & Order
Op still on. We thought initially that there is one youth inside,but there are two. Trying to arrest them as soon as possible:ADG Law&Order pic.twitter.com/0iUZjliZ0E— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 7, 2017
# Commandos trying to break the door which is inside the house
# Commandos from ATS entered the house though main gate
# SSP asking media to stay away from site, says that cross firing can happen
# SSP says Saifullah is still alive, ATS is planning for final attack
# Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to DGP UP Javeed Ahmed and takes stock the ongoing operation in Lucknow
# Operation is expected take more time to finish
# Police has brought night vision camera, cutter for cutting rooftop
# Commandos are deployed around the house but they have not entered inside. They are making strategy to break into the house
# Commandos are present in big numbers at the spot
# ADG has refused reports of calling NSG at the spot
# DM Lucknow is also at the spot
# Generator has been brought in to arrange light at the spot
# Police has brought cutter to cut the roof of the house
# According to SSP Lucknow, the suspected terrorist is still alive
# The suspect was living the area for last one and a half months. SSP has suspended area's police stations's incharge. The incharge was suspended for complacency.
# Chilli bomb has been used again during operation. People living in vicinity are coughing
# Input had come from Kerala and telangana. It was shared by IB
# Some more terrorist may be hidden in Lucknow or surrounding district
# Saifullah belongs to ISIS network
# Saifullah is the part of new formated cell who are planning to big attack like Mumbai
# It is yet not clear how many terrorists are inside the house
# Operation continues in Thakurganj area of Lucknow
# Shared info with central agencies, encounter going on in UP. This was a major terrorist attack, motive under investigation: B Singh, Home Min, MP
Shared info with central agencies,encounter going on in UP. This was a major terrorist attack,motive under investigation-B Singh,Home Min,MP pic.twitter.com/kNQVUTI39o— ANI (@ANI_news) March 7, 2017
# The suspected terrorist have been hit by bullet and is carrying injury
# The suspect is firing intermittently, but we have stopped firing: IG ATS
# In order to arrest him alive, we used chilli bombs but he has not come out yet. He is firing intermittently: IG ATS
# The suspect has weapons, ammunition with him but he is alone there, no hostage and nobody else present there: IG ATS
# The moment we knocked the door, the suspect locked the room and then we heard a sound of cocking of pistol: IG ATS
# Had received information today about a suspect present in Thakurganj area involved in a terror case, we conducted raids here:IG ATS
Had received information today about a suspect present in Thakurganj area involved in a terror case, we conducted raids here:IG ATS pic.twitter.com/YCLivTZ9OZ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 7, 2017
#Suspect holed up by security forces in Lucknow's Thakurganj area, a total of 20 rounds have been fired, ambulance called in
# IG Law & order Makrand Devaskar confirms Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion that took place on Tuesday was a terrorist attack
# Suspected terrorist was living on rent
# Huge crowd has assembled at the encounter spot. Police is making surrender appeal again and again.
# Home Ministry is in constant touch with UP Police, we are putting all efforts to arrest the terrorist: ADG
# High-alert in Lucknow, Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura
# High-alert has been sounded at Lucknow airport and railway station. Security has been tightened
# ATS has inserted smoke inside house to make the terrorist inconscious and arrest him alive
# The name of suspected terrorist arrested from Kanpur is Faizan
# The suspected terrorist may also be connected to Bhopal train blast
# Hope to arrest him soon, will interrogate thereafter: ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Chaudhary on suspect present inside building in Thakurganj
# We are suspecting presence of only one suspect inside the building, input came in from outside the state: ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Chaudhary
# The suspect inside the building is possibly from Lucknow, we suspect that he has weapons: ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Chaudhary
# One suspect arrested from Kanpur, the second one is inside a building in Thakurganj. He has not come out yet: Daljit Chaudhary
# Had received inputs about presence of some suspects in Kanpur and Lucknow, our senior officials searched: ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Chaudhary
Suspected terrorist holed up by UP ATS in Thakurganj area of Lucknow. Operation in progress. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/fHDHM7b2tQ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 7, 2017
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 7, 2017