The police on Friday termed the killing of Zakir Musa as a “major success”.
On its official Twitter account, police wrote: “Active from six years he (Musa) was involved in number of militant activities. The militant was carrying rocket, grenade launchers, projectiles, huge ammunition and warlike stores.”
In another tweet the police said: “In a major success against militancy in South Kashmir security forces eliminated Zakir Moosa; only surviving militant of erstwhile Burhan group.”
After parting ways with Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Musa had floated Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind. He had joined Burhan Wani group in 2013. He succeeded Burhan as Hizb’s Kashmir commander but parted ways with the outfit in May 2017.
A police spokesman in Srinagar said that Musa was declared as a proclaimed offender by an NIA special court in a case that “pertains to his involvement in serial blasts at Jalandhar, Punjab, on September 14, 2018”.