A 23-year-old commander of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed was killed by security forces in an encounter on Wednesday (8 April) in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports Times of India.
The information was given by a senior police official who revealed that the deceased terrorist has been identified as Sajad Nawab Dar. Further investigations revealed that Dar was a local militant who lived barely two-three kilometre away from the site of the incident.
The police handed over the terrorist’s body to the kins and advised them to follow the covid-19 lockdown guidelines and stay indoors. The family gave in writing that they will adhere to social distancing norms.
However, in a complete violation of orders, around four hundred residents of Sopore’s Zaingeer village gathered at his funeral. They were later dispersed by the police.
The police have registered a case against the unidentified people for violating the lockdown and assembling at the funeral.
It should be noted that the number of positive cases has risen to 159 in J&K. Six patients have completely recovered while four have died. Thus the number of active cases in J&K is 149 out of whom 27 are in the Jammu division and 122 are in Kashmir division.
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