The Journey Of Slain Naseer Pandit From Imam To Militant

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By KNB on 16/05/2019.

Pulwama May 16: Earlier in a dramatic turnaround of event, Naseer Ahmed Pandit a resident of Kareemabad became militant from a police man, in a coincidial incident another youth from Kareemabad namely Naseer Ahmad Pandit had a same story of joining the extreme path from local imam to militant.

Naseer Ahmad pandit was among the slain militants killed in today’s encounter at Dalipora area of Pulwama District.

According to a neighbor of the slain militant Naseer was a humble and helping human being and was known among the locals for his sober, disciplined nature, human values and the helping hand.

A friend of the Naseer Pandit wishing anonymity said that he was always under the radar of the security forces and was brought under the PSA act at least two to three times , in year 2009 , he was picked by the security forces from a local STD and was slapped with PSA and kept behind the bars for one year.

He added that after the killing of the Burhan wani in 2016 he was again brought under the draconian law for more than nine months,After being released from the jail, he used to live a peaceful life and worked as a imam in the local masjid.

Talking to Kashmir News Bureau a cousin of the slain militant said ” In September 2019 Naseer came to me and said he was traveling from Pulwama to Awantipora and where police had laid a checking , afraid of police I ran from the spot but i left my phone behind, and for one week he kept escaping from police, on October 2019 he left for Fajr prayer and didn’t came back, after four days his gun wielding photo became viral on social media.

Naseer Ahmad pandit was a first militant from the , Kareemabad,Pulwama to join Jais e Mohammad outfit a militant organization other than Hizbul Mujahedeen or LeT.

The slain militant was killed on Thursday along two militants, one soldier and a civilian in an encounter Dalipora area of pulwama District.

Pertinently, Khalid a top commander of the JeM outfit , wanted in the 2017 fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp in Lethpora that left five paramilitary persons was also killed