NIA arrests two with links to alleged IS suspect

Atif was arrested on charges of providing weapons and ammunition to Saifullah while Asif was said to be a part of the module.

Published: 25th July 2017 07:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2017 07:30 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI/KANPUR:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two people with links to suspected Islamic State operative Saifullah, who was killed in a shootout with security forces in Lucknow in March this year, officials said.

The two, who were held from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, have been identified as Atif and Asif, an official said.

Atif was arrested on charges of providing weapons and ammunition to Saifullah while Asif was said to be a part of the module.

Both were linked to Saifullah, who was killed in an anti-terror operation in Lucknow early on March 8. Saifullah was shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad in Thakurganj area after a siege operation that went on for nearly 12 hours following a blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain train on March 7.

Saifullah was said to be a member of the ISIS Khorasan module.
 

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