We respected a mother's call: LeT

We respected a mother's call: LeT

Hours after 20-year-old Majid Khan surrendered, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah said he was allowed to leave on the request of his mother.

"Lashkar-e-Toiba has never sought violence or barbarism. The current development is evident to this claim," a local news agency stated quoting Abdullah Ghaznavi, LeT spokesperson.

"Freedom struggle of Kashmir is being brought up by the sacrifices of the whole nation and if one mother calls upon his son to get back to her, we will respect her decision," Ghaznavi said.

The LeT spokesperson alleged that after Khan joined militancy, his family was threatened by security forces "in reaction to which his mother requested him to come back. We respected the mother's call."

"If, under any circumstances, Majid is martyred under the disguise of a fake encounter, then the sons of the very police officers will bear severe consequences," Ghaznavi warned.