Lucknow: After 12 hours of anti-terror operation by the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) commandos in Lucknow’s Thakurganj area, a suspected terrorist believed to be part of a group that was planning a major terror attack in UP was found dead last night.
Suspected IS operative Saifullah’s body was found when ATS blew up a wall to enter the house in Thakurganj around 3 am last night, hours before the final round of voting for the Uttar Pradesh election on Wednesday.
According to police, Saifullah was an active member of the terror group ISIS and was believed to be involved in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.
Initially, it was suspected that there were two IS operatives inside the house but that turned out to be a false alarm as police found the body of only one.
ISIS flag, train time table, eight pistols, 650 rounds of ammo, 50 fired rounds, explosive materials, gold, cash, passports and SIM cards were recovered from the house where the alleged terrorist was killed.
Notably, At least 9 perosn were injured in a blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in the district on Tuesday.
Later, three persons were detained in connection with the blast. In a related development, another suspect of a sleeper module has been held from Kanpur by the ATS.