“I want to attain shahdat (martyrdom),” the suspected Islamic State operative said when asked to surrender. Saifullah, an alleged Islamic State operative was gunned down following a 11-hour encounter on the outskirts of Lucknow on Wednesday. The police carried out a search operation following the encounter.
During the search operation, the police found a variety of material such as pistols, maps and also a picture suggesting that the UP ATS was their target. Several cell phones and material to prepare bombs were also recovered. Saifullah, according to the police was responsible for the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion on Tuesday. Here are some images of the things recovered: