SRINAGAR: A video has emerged on social media showing unknown militants firing a barrage of gunfire on a civilian, Nadeem Manzoor of Shopian’s Safnagri, whom they charged with tipping off government forces about two militants.
The two militants, identified as Idrees Ahmad (Chota Abrar) of Safnagri and Amir Amin (Abu Shoban) of Awneera, were killed in Shopian’s Safnagri village on November 6. Both the militants were killed near Nadeem’s house.
Hizbul Mujahideen operations chief Riyaz Naikoo in the video acknowledged they killed Nadeem and said “investigations by their ‘do or die squad’” found him involved in informing the forces about the two militants.
“He accepted that money made him to commit the act. And later he was not given any money by forces,” Naikoo said and added, “We don’t want to kill anyone, but they (informers) are forcing us.
“You saw the consequences of informer. We appeal parents to counsel their wards to stay away from forces,” Naikoo can be heard saying in the video, which went viral on WhatsApp.
According to the most-wanted militant, “Whether informer is small or big, punishment will be given to him.”
The video showed Nadeem being asked by militants, whose faces are not seen, to move his face towards another direction while they say, “We won’t open fire on you.”
After that, the militants can be heard shouting, “What Abrar and Shoban did to you?” while opening fire on him.