<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Jammu and Kashmir Police achieved a major success on Friday when they arrested the most-wanted separatist leader who was the brain behind massive ‘pro-azadi (freedom) and anti-India’ protests in south Kashmir in the last four months.Mir Hafizullah, the district president of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat led by 87-year-old hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani, had gone underground to lead the protests after the unrest began following the killing of Hizbul Mujahedeen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.Police said Mir had organised scores of pro-freedom and anti-India rallies in Anantnag which had allegedly triggered stone pelting in South Kashmir. Mir was evading arrest for the last four months and organising and leading protests from underground.”Mir was one of the main instigators operating in Kokarnag and Achabal. He was leading the protests. Further investigation is on,” said Nitish Kumar, deputy inspector general, South Kashmir Range.
Shock and anger has swept across the valley after a mother allegedly slit the throat of her two infants to avenge her husband for suspected extramarital affair in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.Bodies of four-year-old Imran Wagay and his two-year-old sister Chandni were recovered from Khretti-Larnoo village in Kokarnag on January 13. Their mother too was found in an injured condition.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The incident had sent shock waves across the restive Jammu and Kashmir. Police had lodged a case of murder and attempt to murder and put the investigation on the fast track.A special investigation team (SIT) was immediately constituted by the SSP Anantnag Abdul Jabbar to unravel the mystery behind the murder.”During the course of investigation it came to fore that the infants were killed mercilessly with a knife by their mother Ruqia Bano. After killing her children she attempted to commit suicide with the same weapon of offence,” said a police spokesman.Police said the murder was committed by Bano just to take revenge from her husband Tariq Ahmad Wagay who she suspected was having an extramarital affair in the village.”It further surfaced that she wanted to teach a lesson to her husband by killing the children as she suspected that he had an extra marital affair with a woman in the neighbourhood,” he said.Police said further investigation is going on and SIT is gathering the evidence to make a fool proof case. “Further investigation is going on and SIT is meticulously looking for evidence and reasons which lead her to commit such a heinous crime,” said the spokesman.The incident has sent shivers down the spine of the people who have demanded stern punishment to the accused. “It is height of brutality. How can a mother kill her tiny tots just for revenge. The culprit should be given exemplary punishment,” said a local villager.