Thousands of people on Saturday attended the funeral of slain deputy chief of Zakir Musa led Ansar Ghazwatul Hind militant organization in Arampora area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
As per eyewitnesses thousands of people took part in the funeral prayers held for Mohammad Soliha Akhoon at his ancestral village Arampora area.
They said that people raised pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans during the last rites of slain militant.
Earlier in the day six militants of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind militant outfit including its Deputy Chief Soliha were killed in a brief encounter at Tral area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district .
A senior police officer said that a joint team of army’s 42 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation following “credible inputs” about the presence of militants at Arampora hamlet of Dadsara today early in the morning.
In the meantime, the forces fired some warning shots towards a “militant hideout” situated in an orchard along the Tral-Awantipora road. The militant group hiding inside the hideout opened fire triggering off a gunfight which lasted for a brief time, he said.
The slain militants were identified as Rasik Mir son of Ghulam Qadir, Rouf Mir son of Ghulam Nabi, Umer Ramzan son of Mohammad Ramzan Mir, residents of Dadsara, Nadeem Sofi son of Mohammad Muzaffar Sofi of Batgund, Tral at present Dadsara and Faisal Javid Khanday son of Javid Khanday of Amlar Awantipora.