LeT, Hizbul militants involved in killing of Fayaz identified

Bipin Rawat clarified that army doesn’t believe that all Kashmiris are involved in militancy

"He chose to do the unconventional (hat ke kaam kiya) by joining the army", Raju said while talking to media men.

Fayaz, son of a farmer and an avid sportsman, had gone to attend the wedding of the daughter of his maternal uncle at Batapura from where he was abducted by the militants at around 10 pm last night, officials said.

His bullet-riddled body was found on Wednesday morning (May 10) at Harmen in Shopian district.

Condemning the abduction of Lieutenant Fayaz, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley earlier in the day dubbed it a 'dastardly act of cowardice.' Taking to Twitter Jaitley said, "Abduction & murder of Lt. Ummer Fayaz by terrorists in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice".




Inspector general of police Javeed Gillani said investigators have recovered two empty INSAS rifle cartridge cases used for the crime. World knows India doubts the rectitude and conviction of Muslim Army officers particularly from those who hail from Kashmir.

Referring to the massive search operation conducted by the security forces in Shopian district on May 4, the army commander said such actions would be taken only at places where anti-militancy operations are interfered with. People participate in the candle light march at India Gate on Saturday. Many tourists who flocked the area also spontaneously joined the march in the evening. He said that they have no alternative but to go for such unpleasant combing exercises on the ground. I am sure Kashmir will be left with nothing within a few months. There were chants of "Indian Army, zindabad" in the background.

He was referring to the Hague-based ICJ staying the execution of the 46-year-old Indian, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying.

The officers of 129th National Defence Academy course attended by Fayaz gave the call for the march. He was serving as a lieutenant with the Rajasthan Rifles division. He chose to join the National Defence Academy (NDA) four years ago. He was supposed to return to his unit on May 25.

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