According to CNN-News 18 reports, a day before Burhani Wani’s killing he had spoken to Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed.
Wani reportedly offered LeT chief to unite LeT and his own front Hizbul Mujahideen in their jehad against Indian security forces.
CNN-News18 has accessed an audio tape of the conversation between Wani from his jungle hideout and Saeed sitting in Pakistan, which was intercepted by Indian intelligence agencies.
Burhan Wani died in an encounter with security forces, late in July this year, after which Kashmir witnessed unrest in the valley and protest against killing of Wani. Reportedly, Hafiz Saeed had set off the wave of protests in Kashmir. The situation in the state is not yet stable completely.
CNN-News18 could not independently verify the authenticity of the tape in which Wani is also heard requesting Saeed to extend more support to Lashkar militants inside Kashmir Valley in terms of arms, ammunition and money.
Saeed is heard praising Wani, but even while listening to all that he was saying, the Lashkar leader refuses to open his mind.
The tape begins with a call from Saeed’s location in Pakistan where his assistant tells Wani that he is handing over the phone to Peer Sahib (Hafiz Saeed).
“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 tells Wani.
Wani tells Saeed that “the enemy is almost defeated and we have to maintain this.”
“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 & Lashkar),” Wani is heard as saying.