LeT Terrorist Killed In Kulgam Encounter ‘Solely A Cricketer’ Allege Locals, Police Deny Claims

Srinagar: A navy operation in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district took down three Let Millitants particularly Waseem Ahmad Bangroo, Shahnawaz Ahmad, and Zakir Bashir of Kulgam. The operation passed off on 30 June 2021 in Chimmer Noorabad space of Kulgam. The operation was carried out by 9 Rashtriya Rifles CRPF and Kulgam police. 

The police claimed that Zakir Bashir “had recently joined the proscribed outfit (LeT)”. Quite the opposite, the family members of Zakir declare that he was a “cricketer and not a militant”. 

“Two days prior to the operation, on 28th of June, Zakir was excited to play a cricket match in his locality. He told his sister to help him with the work in the orchards so that he could take off early,” mentioned Farooq, Zakir’s brother-in-law to Free Press Kashmir. 

The household claims that Zakir was alone in his home when he was “dragged and killed” by the police. It’s being reported that Zakir performed a cricket match on the Sahara Cricket Stadium on 28 June the place he scored 28 runs. “Zakir was not a militant. Would a militant play cricket in public?” Farooq requested. 

The police, however, declare that Zakir was lacking since 18 June and joined the LeT ranks after that. The police say that Zakir was carrying one AK-47 rifle, 3 pistols and a grenade. “In the ensuing operation, three militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Waseem Ahmad Bangroo resident of Redwani Kulgam, Shahnawaz Ahmad resident of Kilbal Shopian, and Zakir Bashir resident of Chimmer Kulgam. All the killed militants were affiliated with proscribed LeT terror outfit (self-claimed TRF),” the police assertion mentioned in an announcement. 

After the reviews of Zakir being a cricketer began surfacing on the web, Kulgam Police got here up with one other assertion that learn: “Rumors are being spread by vested interests that Zakir Bashir, LeT terrorist killed in Chimmer on 30 June`21, wasn’t a terrorist. Fact: he had joined terrorist ranks just a few days before he was eliminated. Don’t believe in rumours. Legal action will be taken for spreading rumors.”

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