The political and security situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has remained tense in the last few days after the dreadful Pulwama attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel. In such a situation, a chilling sting video has appeared where the deputy mayor of Srinagar is seen claiming close ties with ISI in Pakistan and several terrorist groups, including their top commanders.
As reported by Times Now, the sting video, the authenticity of which is yet to be verified, shows Srinagar deputy mayor Sheikh Imran blatantly claiming that he has deep ties with Pakistan’s ISI and terrorist groups operating in the valley. He also claims that it is easy for him to get his political rivals eliminated.
#NetaPakNexusSting | Super News Break: Person (Deputy Mayor of Srinagar) on the alleged sting tape claims he can carry out bomb blasts everywhere in Kashmir.
DISCLAIMER: TIMES NOW doesn’t vouch for the authenticity of the alleged sting video. pic.twitter.com/Ey9Twq205o
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) February 18, 2019
In the video, Imran is seen claiming to the person behind the camera that he can “bomb his walls within minutes”. He also says that he had faked an attack on himself in the past.
He also claims that it was him who had sent former CM Mehbooba Mufti to Dubai for the Indo-Pak conference and separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Saeed Ahmed Shah Geelani meet only the people whom he (Imran) wants them to.
In the video, Sheikh also boasts of his ties to ISI top brass and his close links with Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo. In a shocking revelation, Imran also claims he can have MP Sajjad Lone and Srinagar mayor Junaid Azim Mattoo assassinated.
After the video was circulated, Srinagar mayor Junaid Azim Mattoo has expressed concern over the nefarious links between the Congress-backed politician and terrorist organisations.
Shocking revelations that the @INCIndia nominated Srinagar Deputy Mayor is planning assassinations and blasts in Srinagar are grave. Hon’ble Governor called me last night to express his concern for my security and also assured that the law would take its toll in this matter. 1/n
— Mayor of Srinagar (@MayorofS) February 19, 2019
Mattoo further shared that in the video, the deputy mayor is also seen boasting that he can send terrorists to the house of a corporator and force him to join PDP. He also stated that Imran’s revelations pose a grave security threat not only for politicians but also for people in general because the deputy mayor enjoys power and police protection due to his political status.