Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Fardeen Ahmed along with other terrorists had attacked Pulwama CRPF camp to revenge the death of his trainer, Noor Mohammad Tantray alias 'Merchant of death' and inspirator, Burhan Wani.
Inspector General of Police (IG) Kashmir zone Munir Khan said, “Ahmed along with two other terrorist had attacked the CRPF camp to avenge Noor Mohammad’s killing.”
He also added that the 16-year-old Ahmed along with two others had come with the motive to cause maximum damage to the force.
“The three were fidayeens. We had recovered 28 grenades from Ahmed's body,” added the IG.
A senior CRPF official who requested anonymity said, “The gunned down teenaged terrorist hailed from Tral, Burhan Wani’s village. He was son of serving police personnel.”
Wani was killed by joint security forces on July 8, 2016. His killing had triggered massive protests and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley.
The officer added, “During our course of investigation we have learnt that Ahmed was inspired by Burhan Wani’s so called Kashmiri fighter status. His inclination towards Burhan Wani’s anti-national believes helped the JeM leaders to indoctrinate him.”
The CRPF officer added that they have also learnt that Ahmed had joined the militant outfit a few months back and was trained by JeM leader Noor Mohammad, who was killed in an encounter with joint security forces on December 26.
A video is making rounds in Kashmir, where one can see him surrounded with AK-47 rifles, several rounds of bullet and grenades and provoking Kashmiri youths to fight against Indian government. He can be heard saying, “I will be with Allah in Heaven till the time message reaches you.”