HM to make a statement on Lucknow encounter in Parl

SansadTV Bureau

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to make a statement in Parliament on Thursday on the killing of a suspected ISIS terrorist in Lucknow encounter and blast in a train at Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad personnel take positions during their operation against a suspected terrorist holed up inside a building in the Thakurganj area of Lucknow  Photo-PTI

Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad personnel take positions during their operation against a suspected terrorist holed up inside a building in the Thakurganj area of Lucknow
Photo-PTI

The Home Minister is also expected to make a detailed statement in Parliament on the two incidents in Lucknow and in Shajapur, official sources said.

Meanwhile the investigation into the encounter is likely to be handed over to the NIA, a senior Home Ministry official said.

The move came after the Home Ministry officials got the hint that there may be a much larger conspiracy and more people in multiple locations might have links with Saifullah, who was killed in the encounter. An NIA team has already reached Bhopal to look into the suspected terror attack.

The suspected ISIS terrorist was killed in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow early today after a 12-hour long operation.

The terror suspect Saifullah is suspected to be linked with the blast in the train in Madhya Pradesh, police said.

Ten people were injured and three of them seriously, in the IED blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train at Shajapur.