Burhan Wani sought Hafiz Saeed's blessings days before death
New Delhi: According to an audio-tape surfaced on Friday, Kashmiri militant leader Burhan Wani had talked to Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed days before being killed in an encounter with Indian army jawans.
The audio-tape reveals that Burhan sought Saeed's blessings and called for putting up a united front of LeT and his own Hizbul Mujahideen to combat Indian security forces.
CNN-News18 has published the audio tape of the two terrorists that reportedly was intercepted by Indian intelligence agencies.
Wani, who was a popular hero among Kashmir-based militants, was killed in July 2016 in an encounter with Indian security forces. Kashmir is facing a security lockdown ever since his killing.
CNN-News18, however, hasn’t independently verified the authenticity of the tape in which Wani is also heard pleading Saeed to provide more support to Lashkar militants inside Kashmir Valley as far as arms, ammunition and money is concerned.
Saeed was also heard praising Wani in the tape, however, he refrained from sharing any of his plans.
The audio begins with a call from Saeed's location in Pakistan where his assistant informs Wani that he was handing over the phone to Peer Sahib (Hafiz Saeed).
"You people are living in very difficult conditions. But you don’t need to worry as we are here to provide you everything that you need. You just have to tell us," Saeed tells Wani.
Wani informs Saeed that the enemy was almost defeated and they needed to maintain that.
"We have defeated our enemy and should continue the attacks not to lose this opportunity. For the same, we need ammunition and support from the back. We should work together for this (Hizbul & Lashkar)," Wani can be heard saying.