Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Bhopal Ujjain passenger train blast and lucknow Thakurganj encounter both the happenings which happened yesterday, probably it marks to each other the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State in India involves local recruits radicalised from within the country.
One Islamic State operative suspcted was killed in the wee hours of wednesday after an 11 hour long anti terror operetion conducted by UP Police Anti-terror Squad (ATS) commandos. After the initial exchange for fire, the ATS commandos lobbed chilly bombs inside the house to incapacitate him, but to no avail. Police teams bored a hole in the roof and blew up the back wall of the building to enter the house.Senior police officials were camping at the site to oversee the operation, which was also being monitored by the Union Home Ministry.
One pistol and a revolver was found from the suspected area. The morning blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train at Jabri railway station is possibly the first instance of a terror strike by an IS module in India.
The blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train spurred the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh police to launch coordinated operations in the two states. Soon, eight members of the group were arrested, while UP's Anti-Terror Squad got "concrete" information from intelligence about the presence of gang leader Saifullah, believed to be involved in a train blast in Madhya Pradesh.
When the ATS officials went to apprehend him, he suddenly opened fire on the team from the house.
The house in which Saifullah was killed belonged to Badshah Khan, resident of Malihabad, and the accused had been living there with two others for the past two months.
They posed as students and did not mingle with the neighbours, an ATS official said and informed that efforts were now underway to nab the two accomplices who were at large. In a related development, another suspect of a sleeper module has been held from Kanpur by the ATS. Police picked up two suspects from Lakhna in Etawah and three in Kanpur.