Slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani's successor 'Musa' warns J&K Police in new video

Zakir Rashid Bhat alias "Musa", successor of Hizbul Mujahideen slain commander Burhan Wani, has warned Jammu and Kashmir Police of daring consequences.

By Biplob Ghosal | Updated: Dec 01, 2016, 16:40 PM IST
Slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani's successor 'Musa' warns J&K Police in new video

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen slain commander Burhan Wani's successor Zakir Rashid Bhat alias "Musa" has warned the Jammu and Kashmir Police of daring consequences.

Following Wani's footsteps, Musa released a video message to J&K Police, saying that don't harass our families, other wise you will have to face daring consequences.

Earlier, too Bhat had released a video urging the people of Kashmir to continue the agitation till the region achieves its goal of “azadi”.

Bhat, said to be around 22 years, was a student of civil engineering in Chandigarh before he returned to his ancestral village Noorpura in Pulwama in 2013 and joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, the only surviving Kashmir-based militant group.

Kashmir has been witnessing unrest for over four months since July 9, a day after Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with the security forces.

However, the Kashmir Valley is slowly bursting into life with a large number of vehicles out on the roads, and markets, schools, offices and businesses open for the first time in the last over four months of separatist-sponsored shutdown and protests.

(With agency inputs)