Srinagar: The government forces including police and CRPF have sealed all the roads leading to the residence of Al-badar commander, Zeenat-ul-Islam located in Sugan village of Shopian district.
According to the locals, the forces even resorted to aerial firing to disperse the people gathered in Sugan-the native village of Zeenat- for offering the funeral prayers.
The local youth responded by pelting stones on forces, triggering clashes.
The locals added that it apparently seems that forces wanted to limit the number of people attending the funeral prayers of Zeenat.
However, they said, mourners continued to assemble in the village after making their way through orchards.
Zeenat was killed with his associate Shakeel Ahmad in a gunfight with the government forces in Kathora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district last evening.