Lucknow terror stand-off was performed to polarise UP polls: RUC chief Madni

New Delhi [India], Mar.10 (ANI): Rashtriya Ulama Council (RUC) chief Aamir Rashadi Madni on Friday lashed out at the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the Government and the media while stating that the Lucknow terror stand-off was fake and was performed to trigger communal polarisation amid UP polls.

"The way police has killed the suspect was wrong," Maulana Amir told ANI, adding, "this encounter was same as the Batla House fake encounter."

"The police held the suspect hostage and it was the police who were firing from inside, not the former. The photo of the encounter which went viral on social media is the proof that it was a fake encounter," he added.

The RUC president, who had visited terror suspect Saifullah's father Sartaj Mohammed, further targetted Uttar Pradesh's Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary, questioning his silence on the encounter.

Earlier on March 8, the terrorist holed up inside a house in the outskirts of Lucknow at Thakurganj locality under Kakori police station, was killed by security forces late last night following a 12-hour long anti-terror operation. (ANI)