Restrictions imposed in old Barzulla area of Srinagar

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Srinagar: Government forces on Tuesday imposed strict restrictions in old Barzulla area of Srinagar hours before body of the slain militant is expected to arrive in the area, sources said.

Local sources said that forces have closed all entry and exit points of old Barzulla and they were not allowing anybody to move towards the area.

The body of Mudassir Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat resident of Barzulla is expected to reach the area tonight, they said.

Earlier the body of Mudassir killed in north Kashmir on June 29 was handed over to his legal heirs after it was exhumed from near the Line of Control (LoC), sources said.

The body of Mudassir was exhumed after his father’s DNS matched with Mudassir, official sources said.

Mudasir was killed in Kupwara district during a gunfight on June 29 this year.

Mudasir had left his home in December 2016 according to his family sources but had not returned. Later government forces claimed they killed him during a gunfight near LoC.