SRINAGAR: Following in the style of Burhan Wani, the new Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, popularly known as Mehmood Ghaznavi, has appeared with his associates in a video where the boys are seen leisurely spending time in the woods. Shot in high definition, the video is of one minute and 25 seconds duration.
The video starts with the camera focusing on Sabzar who is wearing military attire and is waving to the camera. His two associates can be seen busy with their mobile phones. One of the associates, apparently a new recruit, handles his gun and smiles to the camera. Later both Sabzar and the new recruit turn their gazes towards the mobile phone of Burhan’s famous comrade, Zakir.
The video is shot in the forest. Constant chirping of birds can be heard in the background.
The camera moves away from Sabzar and turns towards two other associates who are lying on the ground at some distance from the trio. Both of them are also busy with their mobile phones. One of the men waves to the camera and flashes a smile.
There is no verbal message in the video as the footage has no one speaking anything.
Known to be a close friend of Burhan Wani, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat had joined militant ranks in 2015 and was chosen as the successor of Burhan as the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.