NIA to make further investigations in Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: Rajnath Singh
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 09, 2017,
Mar 09, 2017, 15:19
Security forces gunned down 23-year-old Saifullah Khan early on Wednesday after a 13-hour standoff inLucknow, as authorities suspected that he was an Islamic State operative with links to a minor blast in a train in Madhya Pradesh.
The budget session of the Indian Parliament on Thursday saw the opposition parties attacking the ruling BJP over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the issue of racial attacks against Indians in the US. The latter two, he said, were picked up for allegedly supplying weapons to the module. The cops had found substantial literature in Urdu and English related to ISIS.
What is happening in the USA is being viewed seriously by the Government and a statement would be made in Parliament next week, he said during Question Hour. Now what we saw in UP, MP raises questions.
The government will be hoping not to repeat the flop show and garner enough support to successfully pave way for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be rolled out by July this year. "PM should make a statement". The suspected militant, identified as Saifullah, was killed in the Lucknow siege. He said so far six accused had been arrested in the train blast case -- from Pipariya in Madhya Pradesh, and Lucknow, Kanpur, Etawah and Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh.
Referring to the shootout in Lucknow in which Saifullah was killed after almost 12-hours long gun battle with police, the Home Minister spoke about the youth's father who on Wednesday said he did not want to take the body.