During the attack -- for which global terror organisation ISIS claimed credit on Sunday -- top terrorist Mugees Mir was also killed. His body, draped in ISIS flag, was carried in a funeral procession in Srinagar. The police have, however, ruled out the presence of global terror network in the valley.
"The ISIS claim is yet to be verified, but there is no imprint of the ISIS in Kashmir," said state police chief SP Vaid, regarding the tweet by, Amaq news agency, the propaganda wing of ISIS.
The Central government said it was monitoring the ISIS claim. "The government has taken cognisance of inputs and the concerned agencies, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the security agencies, are taking an appropriate view and will adopt future course of action accordingly," Jitendra Singh, Minister of the State in Prime Minister's Office told reporters.
The state government said Imran Tak's name would be recommended for Shaurya Chakra, one of the highest gallantry medals. "Imran fought bravely and killed one militant commander, we will recommend his name for Shaurya Chakra," said Nirmal Singh, Deputy Chief Minister.
Today, during his funeral, all the shops remained closed in his hometown in Basantgarh "We were brought up together and suddenly my brother is no more with me. He gave his life for the country," said his brother Rayees Ahmad.