The information about the meeting which was attended by militant commanders from LeT, JeM & HM was made public by the Hizbul Mujahideen in a letter circulated in social media.
Making a mockery of the huge presence of ‘alert’ security personnel in and around Srinagar a group of 16 militants, belonging to three different outfits, are learnt to have converged recently at a revered shrine of Hazratbal for a brainstorming session on how to tackle the security forces.
The information about the meeting was made public by the Hizbul Mujahideen in a letter circulated in social media.
The revelation has sent the entire security grid in a tizzy.
The meeting which went on for about 48 hours was chaired by Hizbul Mujahideen’s operational commander, Riyaz Naikoo and his deputy chief Saifullah.
If this was not embarrassing enough for security personnel in Srinagar a picture of a top militant commander, clicked in Lal Chowk area near the clock tower, also went viral across various social media platforms in Kashmir valley late Thursday.
The militant commander in the picture has been identified as Umer Majeed alias Hanzalla. He is active in South Kashmir’s Kulgam for past several years. He was chiefly responsible for targeting policemen in Kulgam and carried a bounty of 10 lakh on his head.
The information about the meeting was made public by the Hizbul Mujahideen in a letter circulated in social media. According to the content of the letter, four militant commanders each from LeT and JeM also attended the meeting along with HM cadre.
Local police authorities in Srinagar claimed they are verifying the contents of the letter and checking its veracity.
Following this ‘alleged’ security breach the security personnel have been alerted across Srinagar city.
The militants are keeping security personnel on their tenterhooks as they had also claimed they would be releasing separate video clips of the meeting to drive home the point about their physical presence in the area.
According to the statement released two days ago, the militant group had earlier challenged authorities to stop a meeting of HM’s command council scheduled to be held in Srinagar on November 21.
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