Security forces do a U-turn, deny Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander surrendered

In a U-turn, senior police and army officers denied that any Hizbul commander had surrendered before the security forces on Saturday.

IANS May 28, 2016 15:31:23 IST
Security forces do a U-turn, deny Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander surrendered

Srinagar: In a U-turn, senior police and army officers denied that any Hizbul commander had surrendered before the security forces on Saturday.

Denying earlier reports that Tariq Pandit, a close associate of Burhan Wani, the most wanted Hizbul commander in south Kashmir, had surrendered before the security forces, Colonel NN Joshi, the Srinagar-based defence spokesman, told reporters in Srinagar: "Reports of Tariq's surrender are absolutely baseless."

Earlier some senior police officers and even defence sources had individually confirmed to media that Tariq Pandit, a commander of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) outfit had surrendered before the security forces.

It was said that Pandit's surrender before the security forces was a big blow to militancy as he had been seen in pictures uploaded on social media with Burhan Wani wielding weapons and wearing army fatigues.

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