Sartaj, father of slain terrorist Saifullah refused to receive the body of his deceased son. Speaking to reporters, Sartaj said that his son’s actions were not in favour of the country and they would not accept the body of such a traitor. Speaking about Saifullah, his aid that the terrorist had left home after he had beat him up for not working. Saifullah had then called home last Monday, saying that he was going to Saudi Arabia. One of the relatives of Saifullah, said that everybody was shocked by his actions. He informed the media that Saifullah was well behaved and performed Namaaz 5 times a day. Such an action was not expected of him, he added.
Earlier, the ATS had gunned down a terrorist on Wednesday morning after being involved in an operation which lasted 10 hours. The terrorist, Saifullah was hiding in a house in the densely populated Thakurganj area in Lucknow. According to reports, the slain terrorist was involved in the train blast in MP which had injured 9 people on Monday. Earlier it was being reported that there were two terrorists hiding in the house but it was later revealed by the Additional Director General (ADG) of Police of Uttar Pradesh Daljeet Choudhary that only one man was in the building and he had been cornered and neutralised.
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Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) Inspector General Aseem Arun revealed that the neutralised terrorist was a member of the ISIS Khorasan module. “We got the intelligence from a sister agency that a person named Saifullah affiliated to ISIS is hiding in a residential area in Lucknow. We the cordoned the area and launched an operation to ensure that he was caught alive. We took the aid of chilly bombs and tear gas shells to smoke him out but to no avail. Then we stormed in after giving a warning and he opened fire on ATS commandos and we returned the fire. Later his dead body was found,” he said.