Terrorist linked to Ujjain train blast killed as Lucknow encounter comes to an end

Lucknow terror raid: The suspect has been linked to the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast and is said to be responsible for injuring at least 10 people in the IED blast near Jabdi station in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2017 11:33 am
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One terrorist was killed as an encounter in Lucknow’s outskirts ended early this morning after almost 12 hours of security operation. The terrorist has been linked with the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast and is said to be responsible for injuring at least 10 people–three are in critical condition– in the IED blast near Jabdi station in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh earlier on Tuesday. Additional Director General of Police Daljit Chaudhary also said that earlier reports of two terrorists being holed up inside a building were false.

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The suspect killed has been identified as Mohammad Saifurullah alias Ali, a resident of Kanpur. He opened fire at security personnel who were combing the area after receiving a tip-off about the presence of a few suspected terrorists. Subsequently, civilians residing nearby were evacuated from the spot.

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Anti Terror Squad IG Assem Arun told news agency ANI that the neutralised terrorist was a member of the ISIS Khorasan module and that the room was being checked for explosives.

Commandos from the paramilitary forces had been rushed to assist the ATS in capturing the terrorist.

Madhya Pradesh police said within hours of the blast, three men were held as they stepped off a bus near Pipariya in Hoshangabad district and their questioning revealed the locations of other suspects in Kanpur and Lucknow. This information was shared with central intelligence agencies which, in turn, alerted Uttar Pradesh police.

The UP police, in a press release, said that three persons were arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Police in Piparia and two of the arrested were from Kanpur, while one is form Aligharh.

The arrested have been identified as Danish Akhtar alias Zafar, son of Raees Akhtar and a resident of KDA Colony in Kanpur, Aatish Muzaffar alias Al-Qasim, son of Muzaffarul Haque Naqvi and a resident of Jajmau in Kanpur, and Syed Meer Hussain alias Hamza, son of Syed Ehsan Hasan and a resident of Aligarh.

With inputs from Agencies

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  1. S
    Satendra kumar
    Mar 7, 2017 at 11:32 pm
    The terrorist are dangerous criminals with no mercy to human life's if not caught and brought to juridical system.This criminal need to be shot in an offensive or armed forces operation which are dangerous for both sides.
    1. M
      Mar 8, 2017 at 2:26 am
      To stop MUZZIES from terrorism,--there -is only one solution,---it was also once thought by the American think tank and NIA,----grease bullets with PIG FAT,--MUZZIES are scared of PIGS as much as sacred to MUZZIES,---Jai hind.
      1. M
        Mar 8, 2017 at 12:12 am
        Somebody will be shedding tears now, intolerance brigade will be out on candle light vigil, Kanayaias will be out screaming and tax payers will be spending money on that!
        1. R
          Mar 8, 2017 at 2:35 am
          True religion of peace.
          1. S
            Mar 7, 2017 at 11:29 pm
            Picture is clearly not from UP ATS. They look white :)
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