10 down 1 to go: This is the last survivor of the Burhan Wani faction
The don of heff, Waseem Shah was killed in an encounter on Saturday. Shah was part of the Burhan Wani group when he signed up as a terrorist. However following the death of Wani, he switched over from the Hizbul Mujahideen to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
Before going any further, let us rewind to that viral photograph that was posted by Wani in which there were 11 terrorists. It had Wani in it posing with 10 other terrorists which also included Shah.
Wani was the first to go in a 4 minute encounter in the year 2015. Once the security forces were done with him, they have successfully managed to wipe out each of them barring one.
One of the 11 terrorists Tariq Pandit surrendered while another, Salim Padder is still awaiting the Army's bullet. Padder who is still part of the Hizbul Mujahideen is believed to hiding somewhere in South Kashmir. Intelligence Bureau officials are on the trail of Padder with the help of the local police.
An officer with the IB says that it is just a matter of time before they get to Padder. The Forces have successfully wiped out 9 members of the gang and ensured the surrender of one. Padder cannot hide for too long and he will be rounded up soon, the officer also says.
When Wani posted the picture on the social media, it went extremely viral. In fact it managed to sway the mood of several youngsters in Kashmir which took up arms. However the picture also helped the security forces identify the danger elements following which they were taken down one by one.