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Thousands Attend Funeral Prayers Of Slain LeT militant in Baramulla

Suhail Khan

Baramulla, July 17 : Thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of slain LeT militant,Adnan Channa at old town area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday evening.

Eyewitnesses said that people in thousands thronged old town Baramulla to attend the funeral prayers of slain Adnan.
Eye-witnesses said a large number of mourners including women staged massive pro-freedom, pro-Islam and anti-India protests and were chanting pro-freedom and pro-militant slogans. They said two rounds of funerals prayers were held for the slain militant, who was killed in a gunfight with forces at Mir Mohalla Gund Brath Sopore on Wednesday.

Adnan had joined militant ranks in the month of March this year and was category C militant in police records.
According to the Police records, he was operating in the areas of Baramulla and Sopore and was involved in planning and executing several attacks in the area. Several crime cases were registered against him including Case FIR No. 41/2019 pertaining to the killing of a civilian Arjumand Majeed Bhat in Jatti Baramulla in March 2019, Case FIR No. 33/2019 pertaining to firing on a civilian Feroz Ahmad Gojree of Zaloora Sopore in May 2019. He was involved in recruiting locals to the militant ranks.

Following the killing of the local militant, youth took to streets at Arampora Baramulla and its adjoining parts and started pelting stones on police and paramilitary CRPF. The forces deployed in the area used battons and tear smoke to disperse them. The pitched battle continues for some time resulting in injuries to at least seven youths and several policemen including two police officers of ASI ranks.

In wake of the gunfight, authorities have snapped mobile internet services and suspended class work in Degree Colleges of Baramulla and Sopore.

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