LAHORE- The 32-year-old terrorist, who was gunned down during Raiwind operation in July, has been buried by police at a graveyard in the suburb of Lahore one and a half month after the operation, police sources said on Wednesday.
The bullet-riddled body of the militant, later identified as Zulfiqar Ali, was kept at the Jinnah Hospital’s morgue for more than one and a half month as nobody came up to claim the body. It was learnt that the police had to bury the terrorist at their own as the family members and relatives of the deceased refused to offer his funeral prayer and burial in the native town.
On July 16, intelligence operatives launched the midnight operation shortly after they unearthed a terrorist compound in Araian village, just a few kilometers away from the prime minister’s Raiwind residence in Lahore. As a result, one soldier was martyred while an officer sustained bullet injuries. However, one of the suspects namely Zulfiqar Ali got killed while Aqsan Mehmood was injured and captured.
Sources revealed that both the terrorists were affiliated with Al-Qaeda and had been operating under Aman Ullah alias Sikandar of Umar Khattab network (Ex Badar Mansoor Group) in Miran Shah. They were based in Pakpattan district.