A man was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday inside a mosque at Maisuma in the city, police said. Also Read - Second Delegation of Foreign Envoys Arrives in Srinagar, To Assess Ground Situation in Valley
The body of Abdul Gani Dar, a resident of Beerwah in Budgam district, was found inside the Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadith mosque, they said. Also Read - Mosque on Wheels: Japan Invents 'Mobile Mosque' For Muslims to Offer Prayers During Tokyo Olympics 2020
Officials said there were injury marks on the head of Dar, who was once associated with militant outfit Tehreek ul Mujahideen. Also Read - ‘Entry of Women to Mosques Allowed,’ Muslim Body Tells Supreme Court in Fresh Affidavit
Police are going through the CCTV footage from around the mosque, they said.
Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadith chief Maulana Showkat Shah was killed in a blast while he was going to the mosque for Friday prayers on 8 April 2011.