Lucknow encounter: Terrorist linked to Bhopal-Ujjain train blast killed

The suspect gave the information about staying in Kanpur and also shows them the ID, which was with Qayyum, added the other tenents.

As the investigation agencies probe the terror trail from Ujjain to Lucknow, the items recovered from the hideout of terror suspect Saifullah shows that the ISIS module was preparing for a bigger terror attack.

“There is no evidence of any outside funding or any external support”.

The suspects said they had been hired by a man called Saifullah, whom they said was a sympathizer of the Islamic State terror group and was hiding in a Muslim neighborhood in Lucknow.

The train blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain Express did not cause any fatalities but ten people were injured, reports the Times of India.

Hours after the incident, three terror suspects each were arrested in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and Saifullah, a suspect holed up in a building in Lucknow, was killed after an encounter lasting several hours. The forces had drilled a hole in the roof and spotted two weapons, from which they concluded there were two men. “At one point of time, it appeared that more than one person was holed up inside the house”, he added.

They anti-terror squad finally had to punch holes into the walls of the house – through which they shot at Saifullah. Sources said the IS module wanted to organise blasts at this place on the day when there would have been a massive gathering of people from different communities. Eight pistols, 650 rounds of ammunition, 50 fired rounds, explosives materials, gold, some cash, passports and SIM cards were reportedly recovered from the house.

But the Centre asked police in both states not to draw conclusions until investigations were concluded.

Six more members of the group have been arrested from different locations. A seventh suspect was arrested on Wednesday, The Indian Express reported.

UP director general of police Javeed Ahmad and NIA sleuths visited the slain suspect’s house on Wednesday.

Sartaj, the father of Saifullah, killed in special anti-terror operation in Lucknow on Tuesday night, has refused to accept the body of his son. The Bihar police had then claimed that the train was derailed in Kanpur at the behest of Pakistan’s ISI.

The ATS also arrested another suspect, identified only as Azhar.

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