UP Police Addressed Press Conference On Lucknow Terror Operation: Highlights

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UP Police Addressed Press Conference On Lucknow Terror Operation: Highlights

Lucknow encounter: UP Police addressed a press conference on terror operation

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.

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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

     


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