Srinagar: A few days before he was killed by the government forces on 8 July, top militant commander Burhan Wani, whose killing triggered a pan-Kashmir agitation, had spoken to Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed, a media report said.
In an audio tape accessed by CNN-News18, Burhan is heard asking Saeed for help in defeating ‘the enemy’ and even asking for arms to ensure that the defeat.
CNN-News18 has, however, also said that the channel could not independently verify the authenticity of the audio tape.
Earlier in July this year, in a YouTube video, Saeed said while addressing a gathering in Pakistan, “A few days before his death, Burhan Wani told me over phone that it was his desire, his last wish, to talk with me. ‘Now that my desire has been fulfilled, I am waiting for martyrdom,’ he told me.”
“You people are living in very difficult conditions. But you don’t have to worry. Whatever you need just tell us we are ready for every help. Will be ready for anything. You just have to tell us,” Saeed reportedly told Wani over phone.
“We have to go all out on attacks and shouldn’t lose this opportunity. For this we need ammunition and support from the back. We should work together for this (Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba),” Wani reportedly said.