Naikoo defends killings
Srinagar: HM commander Riyaz Naikoo, in an audio message released along with the video, defended Manzoor’s killing, saying he was an informer of the Army.
“Manzoor informed the Army about two militants who were then killed in an encounter,” Naikoo said, referring to a November 6 gunfight in Safanagri area of Shopian.
Naikoo said the youth had confessed to tipping off the forces due to greed.
“We do not want to kill anyone, but they (informers) are forcing us. We will expose more such videos in the future and traitors will face similar fate,” he said.
The HM commander also warned panchs and sarpanches of “justice”, saying “they should wait for their turn”. (PTI)