Who is Sabzar Bhat?

Sabzar Bhat killed: Within a short span, Sabzar gained Burhan’s trust and became his close associate.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 27, 2017 4:08 pm
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Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was a Hizbul Mujahideen commander and the successor of Burhan Wani, who was killed by security forces in the village of Bamdoora in July last year. Bhat was gunned down earlier today by the army in an encounter in Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.  Another militant, Faizan, was also killed in the encounter that began late Friday night in Soimoh village of the district. While Faizan was a resident of Tral Payen, Sabzar used to live in Ratsona in Tral. Sabzar was an A++ category militant.

A police official told PTI that a cordon and search operation was launched by the security forces following information that top Hizbul Mujahideen militants were hiding in the area. The militants, who were holed up in a building in the village, opened fire as security forces approached close. On Friday, the same militants had fired on an army patrol in Tral. Stone-pelting was reported from areas in Pulwama and Anantnag district following the news of the killing of the militants. PTI reported that a spontaneous shutdown is being observed in the Valley.

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Six-foot tall Sabzar joined militancy two years ago on April 13 – the same day Burhan’s brother Khalid Muzffar was killed allegedly in an encounter with army. Within a short span, Sabzar gained Burhan’s trust and became his close associate. Even though Sabzar wasn’t a top commander of the militant outfit, he was very popular among the youth especially after his pictures with Burhan Wani appeared on the social networking sites. Sabzar operated in and around his native town Tral, a cluster of villages in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Police sources say that before going underground, Sabzar worked as a militant Over Ground worker (OGW) for some time.

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    INOP
    Jun 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm
    Zaalim ko barbaad hona padega ..
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      INOP
      Jun 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm
      Shaheed Zinda hote hai, aur unki jagah jannat hai...
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        dev satpathy
        May 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm
        the militant was 6 feet tall lol seems like reporter was his gf lol
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          sourav
          May 28, 2017 at 11:13 am
          Its a great victory Time has come to put all these terrorists to task.
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            vikky
            May 28, 2017 at 5:17 am
            what a waste of life. Sabzar bhat was only 25 years and I don't know who told him that he can get Kashmir free by guns? He had wrong ideology but it is too late to teach him the right things. I am bit harsh but the best way to solve Kashmir crisis is by abolishing article 370 and allowing all Indians to buy land and live in all parts of Kashmir which I think that can happen after new president is nominated, all the separatist and stone pelters to be kept in the prison of Andaman Island, a weekly bus service to take all the traitors to different prisons of India, a high wall with high voltage current flowing across the borders of India and stan, military action to continue till the w valley is sanitised.
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              Darshan Khatra
              May 28, 2017 at 2:49 am
              In search of meeting 72 s in heaven lost haven of today
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                mitali sen
                May 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm
                IT SEEMS LIKE HE IS NOT A TERRORIST BUT A HANDSOME ARMY JAWAN WITH UTTERMOST CAPABILITIES AS PER INDIAN EXPRESS. INDIAN EXPRESS FOR WHOM DO U WORK AND WHAT IS THE MOTIVE
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                  Provocateur Extraordinaire
                  May 27, 2017 at 10:31 pm
                  Ahem! Something wrong with the question? It should have been "Who was Sabzar Butt?" Never mind, the photos I have seen show the dead @ s s ole had already stripped down to his underpants in anti tion of the houris. LOL, talk about being too eager.
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