Source: News Bharati English09 Mar 2017 15:18:02

New Delhi, March 9: The whole country is proud of ISIS terrorist Saifullah's father, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing the second leg of the Budget Session on Thursday. He commends father of the terror suspect saying “one who cannot be loyal to the nation, how can he be ours”.

“Government is proud of Mohammed Sartaj (Saifullah’s father) and I am sure the entire House will be proud as he refused to take his body saying he betrayed his country," Home Minister said. Singh further said Terror suspect Saifullah did not surrender despite police warning.

Earlier, Feeling ashamed of his son's activities, Sartaj refused to take Saifullah's body, saying, A traitor cannot be related to me, let alone be my son. Sartaj told that my child has done a wrong thing and I have regrets for it. I would have handed him over to the police had I even an iota of inkling about it. The entire world would have seen and noticed how a father could put his own son in police hands.

On Saifullah's mother, who is not alive, Sartaj said she would have been really pained. It seems that she is not alive to see this bad day. If she had stopped him from moving out of the house he would not have left, he added.

Saifullah was killed by commandos in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow yesterday morning after an exchange of fire with the police for about 12 hours. Saifullah was allegedly one of nine members of a newly-formed ISIS cell.

Meanwhile Rajnath Singh said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the Lucknow terror operation.