Lucknow shootout: Terror suspects arrested in Kanpur, to be taken for investigation

Suspected ISIS terrorist Saifullah was killed in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow after a 12-hour-long operation to capture him alive

Two suspected terrorists were arrested from Kanpur and Unnao and were taken to Lucknow by a team of the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad for further questioning. Searches are also underway for nabbing other terror suspects in the city.

Superintendent of Police (Kanpur City) Somen Verma said a team of UP ATS left from Kanpur to Lucknow with the two terror suspects at around 3 AM today for further questioning. Last evening, a team of UP ATS had arrested Mohammed Faisal Khan from Jajamau and his brother Mohammed Imran from a leather factory in nearby Unnao.

Police had also apprehended one Shakeel alias Ajgar from the Rehmani market here but he escaped after the shopkeepers there started protesting. Searches are also underway out to arrest him.

Verma said the police is looking for some more terror suspects, however, he refused to disclose more details about them and whether they were involved in the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast. Police sources said the ATS team has questioned the suspect’s family and their neighbours.

Zaki Ahmed, IG, Kanpur said after their arrest searches are being carried out at railways station, bus stops and other crowded places. A checking drive is also underway at the Kanpur railway station and bus stop.

Meanwhile in Lucknow, suspected ISIS terrorist Saifullah was killed in a house on the outskirts of the city after a 12-hour-long operation to capture him alive. He is suspected to be linked with the last in the Bhopal-Ujjain train that took place on Tuesday. “The slain terrorist belongs to the Khurasan module of the ISIS and was an active member. But, whether he has been indoctrinated or not is a matter of investigation,” IG ATS Aseem Arun said.

The IG ATS went on to say that commandoes also saw a wire wrapped around the stomach of the terrorist. One pistol, revolver, knife and ammunition were recovered from the Lucknow encounter.