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UP Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) commandos, local police stand guard outside a house where a suspected militant was hiding in Thakurganj area of Lucknow on 7 March 2017. Photo: Reuters
UP Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) commandos, local police stand guard outside a house where a suspected militant was hiding in Thakurganj area of Lucknow on 7 March 2017. Photo: Reuters

UP ATS brings 2 terror suspects to Lucknow, search operation launched

Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) brings 2 suspected terrorists arrested from Kanpur, Unnao to Lucknow for further questioning

Kanpur: Two suspected terrorists arrested from Kanpur and the neighbouring Unnao were on Wednesday taken to Lucknow by a team of the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for further questioning. Searches are also underway for nabbing other terror suspects.

Superintendent of Police (Kanpur City) Somen Verma said a team of UP ATS left from Kanpur to Lucknow with the two terror suspects at around 3am on Wednesday for further questioning.

Last evening, a team of UP ATS had arrested Mohammed Faisal Khan from Jajamau and his brother Mohammed Imran from a leather factory in nearby Unnao.

Arms, ammunition and other items recovered after suspected terrorist Saifullah who was killed in a 12-hour long operation by an ATS team on the outskirts of Lucknow on Wednesday. Photo: PTI
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Arms, ammunition and other items recovered after suspected terrorist Saifullah who was killed in a 12-hour long operation by an ATS team on the outskirts of Lucknow on Wednesday. Photo: PTI

Police had also apprehended one Shakeel alias Ajgar from the Rehmani market here but he escaped after the shopkeepers there started protesting. Searches are also underway out to arrest him.

Verma said the police is looking for some more terror suspects, however, he refused to disclose more details about them and whether they were involved in the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast.

Police sources said the ATS team has questioned the suspect’s family and their neighbours.

Zaki Ahmed, IG, Kanpur said after their arrest searches are being carried out at railways station, bus stops and other crowded places. A checking drive is also underway at the Kanpur railway station and bus stop.

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