Lucknow encounter ends, 1 terrorist killed

"At one point of time it appeared that more than one person was holed up inside the house," says police official.

Lucknow encounter ends, 1 terrorist killed

Police on Wednesday said a suspected terrorist was killed after 12-hour-long anti-terror operation to capture him alive in Lucknow’s Thakurganj area.

According to a report in Press Trust of India, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary said: "After opening the doors of the house (where the terrorist was holed up), the force went inside and found the suspect dead along with weapons."

"At one point of time it appeared that more than one person was holed up inside the house," he said.

Chaudhary said that the operation "stands closed now and rest of the legal formalities will subsequently take place."

The IG ATS Aseem Arun confirmed that the slain terror suspect was an active member of the ISIS.

"The slain terror suspect 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," Arun said.

Anti-terror operations were carried out to get hold of terrorists, suspected to be linked with the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast near Jabdi station in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh yesterday in which at least 10 people were injured, three of them seriously.

Speaking to the media after the operation, Arun said, "Efforts were made to catch the suspected terrorist (identified as Saifullah) alive, but unfortunately this did not materialise. We fired tear gas shells and chilly bombs so that he comes out. But, he did not come out."

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