Lucknow, Sep 13: Sleuths of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday arrested an alleged terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen from Kanpur. The identity of the suspected terrorist has not been revealed. The accused had plans to carry out terror activities on the ocassion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh told media.
"The ATS has arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from Kanpur. He apparently had plans to attack on occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. During questioning he told us that he had gone for training to Kashmir in April 2017. He is of Indian nationality and is a literate person," the top cop said. Further details are awaited.
Last year in March, a suspected terrorist, Saifullah, was killed in an encounter with the ATS officers. Saifullah, who is said to be behind the Ujjain train blast, was killed in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow after a 12-hour long operation.
UP Police’s ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary in a press conference later said that Saifullah was self-radicalised and added that the police has no such evidence yet of his link with the ISIS.