SRINAGAR: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Tuesday said its chief is Mehmood Shah and that Abu Ismail, who was killed last week, was a brave commander. It also said that “to reach to our chief, Indian Army has to lose its several chiefs”.
A spokesperson of the outfit Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement issued to a local news agency GNS said, “We want to tell the DGP Shesh Paul Vaid that our command system is beyond his comprehension. We don’t make show off but our performances speak it all.”
SP Vaid on Monday said no militant is ready to become chief of LeT in Kashmir after the killing of former head Abu Ismail in an encounter last week. DGP also urged people to make children understand what is good and bad for them and tread the “right path”.
Ghaznavi said the LeT commanders claim their bravery and trophies by attacking Indian forces despite being low in resources. He said the DGP will very soon come to know as to who will succeeded its slain commander Abu Ismail.
“It is the dream of every Kashmiri youth to join the ranks of Lashkar-e-Taiba and people’s love and affection for militant is an open proof that Kashmiri youth are not misled by militants but have chosen guns as their last resort in seeking freedom,” the spokesperson said.