Wani would've been spared if Army knew it was him: CM Mufti
Srinagar: Nearly three weeks after banned Kashmiri separatist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen’s poster boy Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed in an encounter with the Indian Army, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said he would have been given a chance had the security forces known he was present at the hideout they raided in South Kashmir.
“The intelligence agencies were only aware of the presence of three terrorists at the hideout and they never knew that Wani was also present there. The security forces had told me that they would have given the deceased Hizbul Mujahideen commander a chance to surrender if they were informed about his presence inside the house,” said the CM in a statement.
- The CM rejected the allegations of mismanagement during the unrest levelled on the government.
- Mufti said former CM Omar Abdullah got plenty of time to take apt security measures unlike my government at the time of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging.