Kanpur: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday arrested two people in connection with Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion and Lucknow terror operation.
As per UP Police’s Additional Director General (Law and Order) (Law and Order) Daljit Singh Chawdhary, two suspects – Azhar and Ghouse Mohammad Khan – were arrested in Kanpur.
He added that one of the arrested person is a former Indian Air Force employee.
On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police said the youth killed in an anti-terror operation in Lucknow and his five arrested associates were “self radicalised” and were trying to build an Islamic State Khorasan module in the city.
The Uttar Pradesh Police statement had come hours after its Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) killed Saifullah, a resident of Manohar Nagar in Kanpur, in an 11-hour-long gunfight in Thakurganj’s Haji colony.
Chawdhary had earlier said they got inputs from several agencies about the likely presence of terror suspects in Lucknow, Kanpur, and Etawah after an explosion took place on a train in Madhya Etawah after an explosion took place on a train in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday in which eight people were injured.
Two of the terror suspects, Mohammad Faisal Khan and Fakhre Alam, were arrested from their native places in Kanpur and Etawah.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had, however, on Wednesday said in Bhopal that those behind the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train bomb blast had suspected Islamic State links.