Police have raided a house in Pulwama district of South Kashmir which is believed to be one of the hideouts of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Moosa, who succeeded Burhan Wani, Muhammad Zahid, superintendent of police, Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir said this on Friday. The SP said that during the operation, police searched a suspected house in the locality. They found several items that were related to Moosa. Continuing the search operation, they identified the room from where Moosa had shot videos to threaten police to kill their families. Police also recovered clothes and other articles used in the video that further confirmed the shooting location of the videos, the SP said.
The police launched a manhunt after the two threatening videos of Moosa went viral. They conducted an “intelligence-based operation” in Batipora Dadsara village of Tral in the district and “busted” the “studio hideout”. Speaking to reporters, the SP said that police had seized all the items.
The house owner is absconding and a case has been registered, the police officials told PTI. The said that investigation has been started and assured that strict action will be taken “over-ground workers and harbourers of militants in the future as well.”
Zakir has been resorting to social media to convey his messages to Jammu and Kashmir police. In a new video, he warned police to stay away from the families of militants. The commander clearly said that the fight is between the police and the militants and the former have involved militants’ families. He gave “first and final” warning to the cops saying that if they would now harass their families, the militants would not spare families of cops.
Zakir also told the police in the video to not feel secure if their families live away from them as he would hunt them down even from kanyakumari and kill them.
It may be mentioned here that Zakir took over the position of slain Burhan Wani.