Injured Foreigner dies in Hajin, police says action being initiated for funeral arrangers

Srinagar

An unidentified militant who was injured in a gunfight with a joint team of government forces at Hajin on Monday has succumbed to injuries.

Body of unidentified militant found in Hajin.
(Pic source internet)

According to reports three militants were trapped in Hajin yesterday after forces launched search operation and one of them had received bullet injuries but had managed to escape.

Reports said that Hajin residents early on Tuesday attended the funeral prayers of the unidentified militant.

Reports said many gunshots were heard in the night, suggesting gun salute to the fallen militant.

This is for the first time in recent past that a foreign militant has been buried by the locals. The authorities had barred people from burying the foreign militants after a huge funeral was witnessed to Abu Qasim, Lashkar-e-Toiba commander who was killed in a gunfight with government forces in 2015.

Police Version

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range Swayam Prakash Pani said that the militant had escaped with the help of his accomplices after an encounter with a joint team of police, army and CRPF.

A case has been registered and those behind will be identified and action as per law will be taken against them.

“On specific input, yesterday security forces cordoned off Bon Mollah at Hajan. While the cordon was being laid there was an exchange of fire,” IGP said, adding “though in the search operation nobody was recovered consequently it was learnt that one militant of LeT was injured in the encounter.”

On Tuesday morning, IGP said, Police came to know about the death of the militant. “Since the body was already in the village request was made to the villagers to hand over the body to police. Meanwhile, the body was buried amidst a procession led by some miscreants. The Police are ascertaining the identity of the militant who is understood to be not a local militant. Also necessary legal action has been initiated against the people who led the protest and instigated public,” IGP added.

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