ADG law and Order, PV Ramasastry said that the man who has held children and women hostage in UP's Farrukhabad, is a convicted murderer who is out on bail. He said, "The man had been sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case and he is out on a bail. He had called the children on the pretext of a birthday party and held them hostage. He opened fire on villagers. DM, SSP and police force are present near his house." He further added, "Rescue operation is being done. Quick Response Team (QRT) and Special Operation Group (SOG) team are there. Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is on its way. It is being said that around 20 children are inside."