Lucknow: UP ATS is trying to nab suspected terrorist in Thakurganj area of Lucknow. Multiple shots were fired by suspected terrorist at security forces. The operation needs few hours to conclude, says ATS officials.
The suspect has holed himself up in a house in the area. He has been identified as Saiful and is a Lucknow resident.
The ATS team is using tear gas to flush him out. Inspector General of the ATS is personally leading the operation.Special Task Force IG Aseem Arun and 20 commandos of the STF are currently at the spot at Haji Colony in Thakurganj.
One terror suspect is holed up in a Lucknow house. Another suspect was arrested from Kanpur earlier on Tuesday.
Firing was earlier reported from the area, but has now stopped.
“We are suspecting presence of only one suspect inside the building, input came in from outside the state,” ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Chaudhary.“We got the input from outside the state.Can’t say anything on what is the module and which group he belongs to.Our focus is to catch him alive,” he added.
Asked to surrender by the police, the suspected terrorist reportedly yelled back that he wanted “shahadat” (martyrdom).
“Trying to convince the holed-up person to surrender,” UP DGP Javeed Ahmed. But the suspect is reportedly refusing to surrender. Suspect has weapons, ammunition, but he is alone there, no hostage and nobody else is present there, says IG-ATS.