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Lethpora attack: Two preachers beaten ruthlessly in Shopian

Lethpora attack: Two preachers beaten ruthlessly in Shopian
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Srinagar: In the aftermath of Lethpora attack, the forces in the intervening night of Friday-Saturday thrashed two religious preachers in South Kashmir’s Shopian district for ‘leading funeral prayers in absentia for slain suicide bomber’.
Sources said that at around 3 am on Saturday night, forces barged into the house of Molvi Mohammad Ahsan in Wathoo Shirmal area of Shopian district.
Family members alleged that after barging into house, forces asked for Mufti Sheeraz of Arihal Pulwama, who is son-in-law of Molvi Mohammad Ashan.
After finding Sheeraz, they dragged both Sheeraz and Ashan out of the house and started beating them and were asking “there is hideout in your house, show us or we will kill you,” they said.
“We were begging them to search everywhere and if they will find a hideout in our house, then kill us all but they didn’t listen to our requests and continued to beat them till both became unconscious,” family members alleged, adding that many body parts of both Ahsan and Sheeraz were fractured.
Pertinently, Mohammad Ahsan is delivering Friday sermon at Arihal Pulwama while as Mufti Sheeraz is delivering Friday sermon at Qasba Yaar Pulwama.
Both according to their family members were shifted to District hospital Pulwama where they were undergoing treatment.
Mufti Sheeraz who is undergoing treatment at District hospital Pulwama said that “we were targeted by forces because we lead the funeral prayers of slain Aadil on Friday in Arihal.”
Medical Superintendent Pulwama said both are stable.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian, Sandeep Choudhary said he has no information in this regard.
However, he said he will look into the matter.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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