Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander who was killed last week, had six cases registered against him.
Sources said the first case was registered at Awantipora police station, close to his hometown Tral. It was registered after militants attacked and injured a sarpanch, Abdul Ahad Rather of Dadsara. Rather belonged to the PDP.
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Police again named Burhan in an FIR when militants attacked and injured another sarpanch, Qutubdin of Gulab Bagh in Awantipora. Sources said that the first case where Burhan’s involvement in a militant action against the Army was recorded by the police was the Buchoo encounter, in which three Armymen were killed. Police, sources said, had named Burhan in an FIR in May 2013 registered for this encounter in which one militant, Saifullah, was also killed.
Sources said that Burhan was also named in an open FIR 24/2015. He has a case registered against him for a video message that he issued last year. Another FIR was filed against him in Awantipora for a separate video message he released earlier this year.