Srinagar, Feb 28: Life remained affected for the second day on Wednesday in parts of north Kashmir district of Bandipora, where body of a foreign militant of Lashkher-Toiba (LeT), injured in an encounter with security forces on February 26, was recovered on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman appealed to people not to heed rumours being spread about the situation in Hajan on social media.
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Hajan and adjoining areas. Work in government offices and banks was also affected. Security forces and police personnel remained deployed to maintain law and order.
Police spokesman said that certain sections of media mostly on cyber platforms are carrying news related to Hajan in a manner which is not correct. Such malicious campaign indicates designs of mischief mongers to exploit the situation. General Public is requested not to pay heed to such rumours, he added.
Giving details about the incident he said that on a specific input on Monday security forces cordoned off Bon Mollah at Hajan in Bandipora district. While the cordon was being laid there was exchange of fire between militants and security forces. He said in the search operation no dead body was recovered. However, it was learnt that one militant of LeT was injured in the encounter. He said today Police came to know about the death of the injured militant. Since the body was already in the village request was made to the villagers to handover the body to police, he said. However, the body was buried amidst a procession led by some miscreants. Spokesman said police is ascertaining the identity of the militant who is understood to be not a local militant. Also necessary legal action has been initiated against the people who led the protest and instigated public, he added.