New Delhi: An audio tape has revealed that days before he was killed, Kashmiri militant leader Burhan Wani had spoken to Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed.
The audiotape of the conversation between Saeed and Wani from the latter's Valley hideout has been accessed by CNN-News18. Notably, the channel has not verified the authenticity of the tape.
As per the channel, the audio tape revealed that Wani sought Saeed's 'blessings' and offered to put up a united front of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and his own Hizbul Mujahideen in their 'jehad' against India.
The conversation between the two was intercepted by Indian intelligence agencies, it said.
In the tape, Wani is heard requesting Saeed to extend more support to LeT militants in the Kashmir Valley in terms of arms, ammunition, and money.
"You people are living in very difficult conditions. But you don't have to worry. Whatever you need just tell us, we are ready for every help. Will be ready for anything. You just have to tell us," Saeed is heard telling Wani in the tape.
Saeed could also be heard heaping praise on Wani for his "great work and sacrifices" and offering help to Hizbul militants fighting for the 'Kashmir cause' and religion.
Wani tells Saeed that "the enemy is almost defeated and we have to maintain this".
"We have to go all out on attacks and shouldn't lose this opportunity. For this, we need ammunition and support from the back. We should work together (Hizbul and Lashkar) for this," Wani is heard as saying.
Wani, 22, was the poster boy of Kashmiri militancy and his death in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag in July this year had set off a storm of protests in the Valley.
(With Agency inputs)