Congress slams Centre over failure in capturing Lucknow terrorist alive

Earlier on Wednesday, after successfully gunning down ISIS terror accused Saifullah, ADG UP Daljeet Chaudhary said the youth was self-radicalised and was influenced by 'literature'.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2017 1:22 pm
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A day after a suspected ISIS terrorist was gunned down in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress Party on Thursday, while raising question on the Centre’s security arrangement in the country, questioned as to why the terrorist was not captured alive.  “Our issue is why was he not captured alive? If he was alive, then he could have been interrogated and his links could have been established, that is one of the primary issues we are asking questions on,” Congress leader Tom Vadakkan told ANI.

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Vadakkan also lashed out at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asking as from where he got such elaborated details about the terrorist, and even taunted the latter to resign from his post to join intelligence agencies if he can handle such crucial issues alone without even consulting the Prime Minister.

“Then the other issue is the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He seems to know everything even the presence of ISI in his own state and their connection with some office bearer of the BJP. From where he got all these information and second, why the Prime Minister was not taken into confidence, why was he not briefed about it,” he said.

Earlier on Wednesday, after successfully gunning down ISIS terror accused Saifullah, Additional Director General of the Uttar Pradesh Police (ADG UP) Daljeet Chaudhary said the youth was self-radicalised and was influenced by ‘literature’.

“These days, people self-radicalise themselves. They read their literature and come under its influence. Also, they follow social media for the same,” Chaudhary told the media. The police recovered eight pistols, three passports, more than 600 cartridges, bomb-making instruments, timers, wires, compass etc. “45 grams gold and foreign currency was also recovered,” he said.

“The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) accompanied by civil police completed the operation. When we reached the spot, the self-proclaimed, self-radicalised ISIS youth locked up himself inside the building and started talking about martyrdom,” he said.

“We tried to convince him to come out but he kept firing at us. Tear-gas shells were thrown at him. He died in an exchange of fire between him and the police,” he further said.

Meanwhile, the family members of the alleged ISIS terrorist killed in Lucknow had refused to accept his body saying “a traitor” is no son of theirs.

“A traitor can’t be our son. We are Indians, we were born here, our forefathers were born here. One who indulges in anti-national activities can’t be our son… we won’t accept his body,” his father told ANI.

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    Aditya Gupta
    Mar 9, 2017 at 8:25 am
    Kasab ko zinda pakad kr kya ukhad liya.
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      Satish
      Mar 9, 2017 at 5:54 am
      Gun down
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        Amit
        Mar 9, 2017 at 5:53 am
        Congress is traitor party #1 bent on coming suicide.
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          Amit
          Mar 9, 2017 at 7:55 am
          Munia hi should have done mujra for Saifullah to convince him to surrender or Pappua could have cracked some jokes.
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            Amit
            Mar 9, 2017 at 8:40 am
            The bullet went through his chest and he shouted in pain. Now he realized that it's pain that define our lives sometimes. It was dark. He shouted mercy ! A brave sniper shouted ......mercy ask God for it and pulled the trigger.
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              Arvind Kaushal
              Mar 9, 2017 at 6:12 am
              To lt;br/gt;Shri Sartaj lt;br/gt;Dear Sir,lt;br/gt;My heartfelt condolences on the Death of Your Son. lt;br/gt;However I do not agree with your views of not doing the last rites of your Son . We will not discuss if your son was wrong or right the time has ped for it and your son cannot justify his actions upon death. A persons actions or guilt can only be given in a court of law and a dead person is not tried or convicted. lt;br/gt;Your son died a very brave and courageous death for what he believed in “we will not discuss if his beliefs were right or wrong”. Maybe you and we could not convince him that He is not being treated as a second cl citizen in this country and no one is plotting to take his belief or way of life from him and others.lt;br/gt;Maybe some peoples misguided actions and words (bhakts type) convinced him that his belief and way of life are in imminent danger forcing him to take this extreme path. For this we are collectively responsible. lt;br/gt;As a Human and as your son he deserves the best funeral.
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                Arvind Kaushal
                Mar 9, 2017 at 6:14 am
                To lt;br/gt;Shri Sartaj lt;br/gt;Dear Sir,lt;br/gt;My heartfelt condolences on the Death of Your Son. lt;br/gt;However I do not agree with your views of not doing the last rites of your Son . We will not discuss if your son was wrong or right the time has ped for it and your son cannot justify his actions upon death. A persons actions or guilt can only be given in a court of law and a dead person is not tried or convicted. lt;br/gt;Your son died a very brave and courageous death for what he believed in “we will not discuss if his beliefs were right or wrong”. Maybe you and we could not convince him that He is not being treated as a second cl citizen in this country and no one is plotting to take his belief or way of life from him and others.lt;br/gt;Maybe some peoples misguided actions and words (bhakts type) convinced him that his belief and way of life are in imminent danger forcing him to take this extreme path. For this we are collectively responsible. lt;br/gt;As a Human and as your son he deserves the best funeral.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Our heartfelt condolence
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                  niceguy
                  Mar 9, 2017 at 7:58 am
                  Capturing terrorist alive was very crucial in terms of further investigation....We should not boast over the fact that 200 ATS team member after taking more than 12 hrs just could manage killing one terrorist..Earlier during 26/11 terror attack they escaped saying they could not do much after taking more than 60hr to capture terrorist alive due to security reason of hostages..See.. we should not be just blind over the bitter truth and just keep boasting unnecessarily....
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