Srinagar, July 28: A day after the global terror group Al-Qaeda announced the establishment of Kashmir Unit, the state police chief on Friday said the presence of the jihadist organisation in the state was not confirmed although the probe is underway.
“For us, a militant is a militant, whatever terror outfit he belongs to. Whoever picks up a gun is a militant. We will investigate the militant,” Director General of Police (DGP), S.P. Vaid told media.
Yesterday, Al-Qaeda said it has group in Kashmir to fight Indian rule, which will be headed by Hizbul Mujahideen militant Zakir Musa.
The Global Islamic Media Front (media wing of Al Qaeda), made the announcement.
It also stated that jihad was the only way to “liberate Kashmir”.