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Pictures show militant’s body draped in IS flag at funeral, J-K police probing

Pictures circulating on social media websites show Sajid Ahmad Gilkar’s body being draped in the flag of the terror group and being taken in a procession to his home in the Malaratta area of the city.

Kashmir Turmoil Updated: Jul 14, 2017 20:55 IST
Sajid Ahmad Gilkar was killed in the Redbugh area of Budgam during an overnight encounter with security forces.
Sajid Ahmad Gilkar was killed in the Redbugh area of Budgam during an overnight encounter with security forces.(Reuters File Photo)

Police are probing if a militant’s body was draped in an Islamic State flag at his funeral procession in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pictures circulating on social media websites show Sajid Ahmad Gilkar’s body being draped in the flag of the terror group and being taken in a procession to his home in the Malaratta area of the city.

Gilkar was killed, along with two other militants, in the Redbugh area of Budgam during an overnight encounter with security forces on Tuesday.

The police have taken cognisance of the matter and started investigations, police officials said in Srinagar.

A police spokesperson said Gilkar had played a key role in the lynching of deputy superintendent of police Mohammad Ayoub Pandit on June 22 at Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area.