In viral video, LeT militant asks ultras to shun violence

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 May 2018 09:08:26



A Lashkar militant, who was arrested along with others for their alleged involvement in the Baramulla terror attack, has urged the ultras to ‘shun the path of violence’ in a video that has gone viral.

“My name is Aijaz Ahmad Gojri. I request my other friends--Suhaib Akhoon, Mohsin Mushtaq Bhat and Nasir Amin Drazi--who are on the wrong path and have left their families, their good life and living in forests, to return home. I request Nasir to come back as his mother is very ill,” the militant said in the 2-minute video, which was shot while he was in Army custody. “Pakistan is misleading the youth,” he said.

A Lashker-e-Toiba terror module was busted in north Kashmir on Wednesday with the arrest of 10 people, including four militants who were allegedly responsible for gunning down three boys at Baramulla on April 30.“We have ample evidence to suggest the hand of outlawed Lasher-e-Toiba group in instigating violence and killing innocent people in north Kashmir,” Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) Swayam Prakash Pani told reporters on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said two of the four militants held
were involved in the killing of Haseeb Nabi Khan, Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Mohammad Asgar Sheikh – all residents of Baramulla, on April 30.
The police said multiple parties of police, Army and the CRPF were tasked to track the culprits.

In the video, Gojri can be heard saying that the Army gave him a ‘new life’ by arresting him rather than killing him.
“We fired at Army personnel, but they did not fire on us. I ran from the spot and hid in the forest, but the Army found me and instead of killing me – they arrested me and gave me a new life,” he said. The militant also blamed the neighbouring nation for misleading the youths of Kashmir.