SOPORE: A video shot by suspected militants of an alleged police informer has gone viral on social media.
The nearly six-minute clip has apparently been recorded somewhere in the forests of north Kashmir.
Bleeding profusely, Nawaz Ahmad Khan, who claims to be a resident of Harwan village near Sopore, rattles off names of other alleged informers, who work for the police and army, in the area.
Taking name of one DSP Farooq and some Major (of the Zaloora army camp) along with other names, Khan says that he was given the brief of informing government forces about any movement in his village and adjoining areas.
Apparently petrified and apologetic, the man is repeatedly seen asking for forgiveness. It is not clear how many militants are around him but the voice of the interviewer appears to be non-local.
Police have taken cognizance of the clip.
Talking to Kashmir Reader SSP Sopore, Javid Iqbal said, “We are verifying the authenticity of the clip but as far as the names of security officials named by the alleged informant are concerned, there is no DSP Farooq. We will try and check if the clip is recent and whether it is credible.”