Who was Saifullah

Baber Rather

Srinagar, Nov 01 : A Hibz militant commander
Dr Saifullah was an ‘A category’ militant and had mostly been active in south Kashmir districts of Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian.

As per official details available with Kashmir Despatch, Saifullah Mir, known as Musaib and ‘Doctor Saif’ because he would treat militants injured in encounters, was a class 12th pass out from Malangpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Saifullah Mir alias Ghazi Haider, the 26-year-old had joined the militant ranks in 2014 and was currently the Hizbul Mujahideen’s operational Chief in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per top police officials Saifullah Mir opted for vocational training after school.

The top police officer said that once he completed bioscience course at the government-run ITI in Pulwama, Saifullah got a job at Srinagar’s National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology as a technician. He continued with the job for three years before Riyaz Naikoo finally had his way and motivated him to join militant outfit .

Saifullah was the last surviving militant photographed with Burhan Wani. Now Burhan Wani group has been technically and officially wiped out today.

Pertinent to mention here that Saifullah was killed in the encounter in Rangreth area of Srinagar and one of his associates was captured alive.

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