The Army has taken cognisance of a video showing troops dishonouring the bodies of two Lashkar- e-Taiba (LeT) militants killed in an encounter, a spokesperson said today. The two militants, LeT commander Abu Ismail and his associate Abu Qasim, were killed in Aribagh area of Nowgam on the outskirts of the city here Thursday. A video in which soldiers can be seen trampling over the bodies went viral on social media. The video shows bodies being dragged from the site of the encounter into a lane.
“Army has taken cognisance of the video and suitable action will follow,” said Srinagar-based Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia. Ismail, the mastermind of the July 10 attack on a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims which left eight yatris dead, and Qasim were killed by forces in a brief gunfight on Thursday.