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Lucknow encounter likely to be given to NIA for probe

india Updated: Mar 08, 2017 19:58 IST
Lucknow encounter

The investigation into the encounter in Lucknow, where a suspected ISIS terrorist was killed, is likely to be handed over to the NIA.(HT Photo)

The investigation into the encounter in Lucknow, where a suspected ISIS terrorist was killed, is likely to be handed over to the NIA, a senior Home Ministry official said on Wednesday.

In all likelihood, the Lucknow case will be given to the National Investigation Agency for probe, the official said.

The move came after the Home Ministry officials got the hint that there maybe a much larger conspiracy and more people in multiple locations might have links with Saifullah, who was killed in the encounter.

The suspected ISIS terrorist was killed in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow early today after a 12-hour long operation.

Saifullah is suspected to be linked with the blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain train in Madhya Pradesh yesterday, police said.

An NIA team has reached Bhopal to look into the suspected terror attack.