Srinagar, Feb 13:
A prominent cleric and former militant commander was murdered in a mosque in
He has been
identified as 80-year-old Abdul Ghani Dar alias Abdullah Ghazali who was a
prominent Ahle Hadees cleric and was also one of the founding members of
militant outfit Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen.
Police said he
was hit with a blunt object on the head inside the mosque and died
instantly.Police is scanning footage of CCTVs installed in and outside the
“A case has
been registered and investigations have started,” SSP, Srinagar, Haseeb
Mughal said, adding “We are collecting all the evidences.”
Dar was a
co-accused in the assassination of Maulana Showkat, head of Jamiat Ahle Hadees,
who was killed in a blast in 2011. He had got bail in the case in 2015.
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