SRINAGAR, May 5: In the latest attempt by militants to stoke fear in the Kashmir Valley and discourage locals from taking to the mainstream, a video that surfaced today shows a Jammu & Kashmir police official being tortured by terrorists, believed to from Pakistan-aided terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
In the video clip, militants can be seen cutting the hair of a man, said to be a J&K police personnel, while he pleads with them with folded hands to spare him.
The man is believed to have participated in a recruitment rally by the state government and operated as an informer for the security apparatus.
Any move towards the mainstream would defeat the hate that militants and separatists have tried to stoke and feed on for years.
While security agencies are verifying the location and time of the video, India TV does not vouch for its authenticity.