Brother joined militancy after ‘harassment’

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Pulwama:- Shafat Ahmad, brother of the slain LeT militant, Adil Ahmed from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, joined militant ranks over the perpetual harassment by police and security forces, his kin claimed.

Shafat along with some five more militants participated in the last rites of his brother at his ancestral grave yard at Bandarpora.

According to the eyewitnesses,  when the body of the slain militant Adil Ahmed reached at his native village, five to six armed militants appeared in the village and paid tributes to their slain comrade. 

According to locals Adil Ahmed Wagay son of Abdul Gani of Bandarpora village belonged to a well-to-family who had joined militant ranks one and a half year ago. “Adil’s joining created problems for his brother Shafat Ahmed and he was frequently ‘forced’ to present himself before the officers at different security camps. This made his life hell and some six months ago he left the home and joined the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba,” relatives said.

 

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