Suspected militants hold BJP worker hostage, release video

Suspected militants hold BJP worker hostage, release video

SHOPIAN: A video clip has gone viral in south Kashmir region in which a ruling Bharati Janta Party (BJP) worker confesses before suspected militants that he will abstain partaking in any political activity and will never approach the Indian army.
The man according to police is identified as Muhammad Maqbool Wagay son Abdul Gani Wagay resident of Nadpora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian.
“It was my mistake (to join BJP). From this date I will never participate in any political activity, go to army or anywhere in such kind of activity. I will earn my livelihood by daily wages,” he said in video.
“If you found me in any of these activities, hit me at that time,” he tells suspected militants. He promises to offer prayers five times a day besides attending to the needs of his family. “I have nothing to do with any political party,” he said.
One identified person which is not shown in video asks Maqbool to refrain from informing the army about movement of militants. “We are forgiving you this time. If we found you again (in such activity) we will kill you,” the person not in sight says.
The unidentified man tells Wagay to inform the army and political party about “your children and family”.
“Tell them you cannot be their informer,” the main tells Wagay apparently held hostage.
Senior superintendent of police Shopian S A Dinkar told Kashmir Reader that the video was taken by militants at his home some four days ago. “We have taken precautionary measures for the safety of Maqbool. The measures are confidential but he (Maqbool) has been briefed about it,” he said.
Last month two videos of political workers had surfaced on social media. The persons who were shown in the videos were identified as residents of Wathoo and Wachi villages of district Shopian.

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