Martyred rifleman Aurangzeb’s father Mohammad Haneef, who is a former sepoy of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, is likely to join BJP during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on February 3. Aurangzeb’s family resides in Poonch district in J&K.
Aurangzeb was posted at the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian when he was brutally murdered by terrorists in Pulwama in June last year. He was on his way back to home for Eid celebrations when he was abducted by the terrorists. His body was found in Gussu village about 10 km away from Kalampora, in Pulwama district. He was awarded Shaurya Chakra posthumously. The last video of Aurangzeb which was allegedly shot minutes before he was killed by the terrorists had become viral on social media. Aurangzeb was seen fearlessly speaking to the terrorist, presumably, who was not visible in the video.
After Aurangzeb’s death around 50 boys had reportedly left their job in the Gulf to join the Army and the police. His had appealed to PM Modi to end militancy in the area to avenge Aurangzeb’s death. According to reports, Aurangzeb’s father’s name has been forwarded to the BJP President Amit Shah for consideration.