Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Posted: 10 Oct 2019 14:35
Slain Qaida boss' ancestors included DM, village head Sandeep Rai - TNN
- According to Sambhal residents, Maulana Asim Umar’s grandfather was a village head and great grandfather was a district magistrate under the British rule
- Son of Irfan-ul-Haq and Ruqaiya, who used to live in the locality until a few years ago, Umar was promoted to the top job by al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2010SAMBHAL (UP): Anger is palpable in Mohalla Deepa Sarai of Sambhal in UP, which is back in the news after four years.The residents of the locality have been in the public glare ever since former resident Sanaul Haque was unmasked as Maulana Asim Umar, the head of al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and one of the most wanted men on the 10/10/2019 Slain Qaida boss' ancestors included DM, security forces' list, in 2015.According to local residents, Sanaul's family was once a prominent one in the area as his grandfather was a village head, another ancestor was a freedom fighter and his great grandfather was a district magistrate under the British rule. TOI spoke with Haque's brother, Rizwan, a teacher.Cheers"We were told about his death by intelligence sleuths on Tuesday. It didn't come as a shock for us since he left us in 1998 when he was just 18 and we never heard from him since," Rizwan said. Son of Irfan-ul-Haq and Ruqaiya, who used to live in the locality until a few years ago, Haque was promoted to the top job by al-Qaida head Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2010. "For us, he died in 2009 when local intelligence sleuths told us he had joined a terrorist organisation," his mother Ruqaiya, who was then 70, had told TOI in 2015.