Srinagar, Sep 19: Days after the dead bodies of three Hizb militants were recovered from an orchard in North Kashmir, locals on Saturday again recovered the body of one more Hizb militant from Devbugh area of Tangmarg town in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Eyewitnesses told CNS that the body was found by locals in paddy fields in Devbugh village of Kunzar Tehsil near tourist resort of Tangmarg. The slain youth was in Army dress whose body was brought by people to Kunzar market. The body was placed in the middle of the road and the people amid pro-freedom slogans staged a massive demonstration, resulting the shutdown and disruption of vehicular movement.
Reports said that people were unwilling to handover the body to the police who had rushed to the spot. Police resorted to tear gas shelling to take possession of the body. The body was shifted to District hospital Baramulla for postmortem.
Reports said that as the news about the killing of HM militant Fayaz Ahmed Bhat spread in North Kahsmir, scores of people from Pattan and Palhalan area took to streets and organized pro-freedom protests. The protesters clashed with police and attacked the deployment with stones, prompting police to burst tear gas shells.
A police official identified the slain youth as Hizbul Mujahideen militant Fayaz Ahmad, a resident of Wayil in Pattan. He said that slain militant was active in North Kashmir from past six years.
Another top police official on condition of anonymity told CNS that the slain militant was affiliated with Hizb who has been gunned down by Hizb’s rival group Lashkar-e-Islam. “It was tit for tat. Hizb killed three LeI militants in Pattan and today LeI gunned down Hizb top militant,” he said.
Pertinently, a few days ago three bullet riddled bodies of Amir Reshi, Ashiq Hussain and Naveed Ahmed, who were later on owned by militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen were found in an orchard in Dangarpora Pattan area. Kashmir remained shut for a complete day on last Wednesday against their brutal killing while Hizb supremo, Syed Sallahuddin had blamed “Indian agencies” for their “custodial murder”.
2015 Kashmir Despatch