GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

Will I lose My Job Because of my Son, Asks Terror Suspect Saifullah's Father

Hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh heaped praises on Mohammad Saifullah's father for disowning his terror-suspect son, the father expressed his apprehensions that he might get tagged as the father of a suspected terrorist.

News18.com

Updated:March 10, 2017, 8:29 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

New Delhi: Hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh heaped praises on Mohammad Saifullah's father for disowning his terror-suspect son, the father expressed his apprehensions that he might get tagged as the father of a suspected terrorist.

Talking to CNN-News18, Sartaj sought help from the government and said: "I want to ask if the government will help us so that nobody questions my integrity and dedication towards this country. I also work somewhere, and I don't want to be thrown out of my job."

Sartaj also hoped that the government will help him if "his employer took action against him just because his son was a terror suspect".

Sartaj also informed CNN-News18 that had he known his son was "drifting towards the path of extremism, I would have immediately told the police".

"The government is proud of him and I am sure Parliament too is," Rajnath said on Thursday, adding that the NIA will probe suspected terror cases, including the Lucknow encounter in which an alleged terrorist linked to a train blast was killed.

Hours after Saifullah was shot dead in an encounter in Lucknow, his father Sartaj called his son a "traitor" and refused to accept his body for final rites.

Saifullah - who was hiding in a house in Thakurganj area of Lucknow - was killed by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday.

"For me nation comes first. He did something which is against my country. He has let me down. A traitor cannot be my son," Saifullah's father Sartaj had said.

Read full article
Next Story
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

File is:/article-scroll-new.php