Srinagar: A video surfaced here today purportedly showing the mother of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Saddam Padder, who was among the five militants killed in an encounter with security forces yesterday, giving a gun salute to her slain son in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The low-quality video surfaced on social media this morning. A pheran-clad woman, believed to be Padder’s mother, is seen pulling the trigger of a gun held by a militant atop a building in the Heff area of Shopian.
Hizbul terrorist Saddam Padder’s mother fires in the air using rifle of Naveed Mushtaq (constable turned terrorist) earlier today. pic.twitter.com/eK0cec93cW
— Rahul Pandita (@rahulpandita) May 7, 2018
Padder’s mother hugged the militant, Syed Naveed Mushtaq — a police deserter who decamped with four rifles from a police post guarding the Food Corporation of India facility in Budgam district last year — before pulling the trigger of the automatic weapon.
A police official said the video is being investigated.