Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police addressed a press conference on the operation in which a suspected ISIS terrorist was found dead in Lucknow's Thakurganj area.
Here are the highlights
- In total, 8 pistols, ammunitions, bomb-making instruments, timers, wires and other material was found. Also gold and cash.
- We also found 3 passports. These four people were living in the rented house for a few months. They would meet and do reccee
- We also found compass, batteries, 6 mobile phones, 45 gm gold, passports, foreign currency and literature in Urdu and English.
- Two laptops that have been recovered from Lucknow and Kanpur have made it clear that they were into this literature. They also researched about bomb-making.
- One planted an IED, the three accomplices were arrested. We were successful in arresting the accused everywhere.
- Saifullah was killed in the exchange of gunfire. Tear gas shells were thrown into the room so he is smoked out, but he kept firing.
- They (suspects) tried several times to conduct small-scale terror activities, low-intensity bombs but were not successful.
- ATS has its own police station and its jurisdiction in the state and courts. These suspects are being tried here.
- We have addresses and other information of the suspect on the run, we will soon catch him
- These people were self-radicalised. They had no financing from any foreign source. They were using their own properties, sources to fund their activities. They were self-proclaimed part of ISIS.
- Atiq Muzaffar who was arrested in Kanpur was leading the group.
- Three passports were issued by Lucknow regional passport office.
- We tried everything to make him (Saifullah) surrender, even requested maulana sahib who lived nearby to ask him to surrender.
- Our intelligence came from various agencies, sources and we can't disclose their names.
- These suspects were students, two of them had a small business. Some of them are also related.
- We have declared three arrests, others are in our custody. We will book them according to their roles