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Terror suspect holed up in Lucknow might have links with ISIS: ADG

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Terror suspect holed up in Lucknow might have links with ISIS: ADG


PublishedMar 7, 2017, 8:11 pm IST

UpdatedMar 7, 2017, 9:24 pm IST

The government has sounded a terror alert across the country even as security forces try to flush out the suspected terrorist.

 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 on Tuesday evening. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The suspected terrorist, who is hiding in Lucknow and is believed to be behind a train blast in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, might have links with the Islamic State group.

ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary has said the "terror suspect might have links with ISIS".

Meanwhile, the Centre sounded an alert across the country in the wake of a suspected terrorist, having links to a train blast in Madhya Pradesh, hiding in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

"We are alert. We have sounded an alert all over the country," Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir told reporters in New Delhi.

Ahir said the Uttar Pradesh Police was doing a commendable job to nab the terrorist holed up in a house in Kakori area in the outskirts of Lucknow.

"Terrorists do not have any ideology and create disturbances whenever they get a chance. The police is on the job to nab such elements," he said.

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has launched an operation to flush out the suspected terrorist holed up in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow.

“In order to arrest him alive, we used chilli bombs but he has not come out yet. He is firing intermittently,”ANI quoted IG ATS as saying.

The densely populated neighbourhood has been cordoned off and at least 20 commandos are involved in the operation, police said.

Madhya Pradesh's IG Law& order Makrand Devaskar has confirmed that Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion that took place on Tuesday was a terrorist attack.

At least eight people were on Tuesday injured in a blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh, a Railway official said. Two of them sustained severe injuries.

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