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Was Zarqawi a Lucknow resident?
June 15, 2006 15:34 IST
A probe has been ordered into how al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a US air strike in Iraq last week, was allegedly certified as a resident of the state capital.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary N C Bajpai ordered an inquiry into how the al Qaeda Iraq unit chief was reportedly issued a domicile certificate by the Lucknow district administration.
He took serious note of reports that the terrorist was registered in the name of 'Ama Zarqawi' and made eligible for unemployment doles.
The reports alleged that the certificate, which is issued after due verification, was given without following the set process.
Bajpai directed the principal secretary concerned and district administration to initiate necessary 'disciplinary action' against those found responsible for the lapse.