Srinagar: As the news about the killing of Bashir Lashkari spread, thousands of people started marching towards Sof Shali village of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district Saturday.
Bashir Lashkari, a Lashkar militant was a resident of Sof Shali village and was killed in an encounter with forces at Dialgam area of the district along with another militant.
Another unidentified militant was also killed in the encounter, sources said.
Lashkari, according to police was involved in killing six policemen including SHO Achabal, Feroz Dar in an ambush recently.
Local sources said that Lashkari had crossed over to other side of the LoC in 2001. After returning he was arrested and released multiple times, they said.