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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.

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Sub: Int Terrorist resident of Lucknow.?

One should NOT make fun like this. This is a serious issue. If one wants to expose administrative lapses there are other ways. Not this. ...

Posted by Prakash Ch. Sahay

Sub: Zarqawi

It is the duty of every single person living on this earth to help the US,UK,Europe and all countries including all Islamic countries, to capture ...

Posted by ramgopal krishna

Sub: Zarqawi was Lucknawi

After Jesus Christ was a Kashmiri now the news that Zarqawi was Lucknawi.Tomorrow you may say Tony Blair from Belapur and Bush from Bombay.

Posted by Akhtar



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