Lucknow Shootout: Anil Vij praises slain terrorist Saifulla’s father for refusing to accept ‘traitor’ son’s body

By: | Updated: March 9, 2017 11:34 PM

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.

Haryana minister Anil Vij took to Twitter to praise the slain terrorists father for refusing to accept his son’s body. (PTI)

Haryana minister Anil Vij took to Twitter to praise the slain terrorists father for refusing to accept his son’s body. The health and sports minister today tweeted, “I salute Sartaj, father of terrorist Saifulla for refusing to accept the body of traitor son,”. Saifullah was killed in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday in an encounter after a 12-hour gunfight. He was believed to be an ISIS suspect. Sartaj, Saifullah’s father had refused to accept his dead body saying that a traitor cannot be his 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. According to him, Saifullah had left home after he was beaten up for not working. Saifullah came back 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.

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On Wednesday, reports said 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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