Anantnag /Aug,10: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who is camping in Jammu and Kashmir amid a lockdown over the centre’s decision to scrap special status to the state, was on Saturday seen enquiring about sheep from a cattle trader in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, reported NDTV news channel .
On a video widely circulated on social media, Doval asked a young Kashmiri man the price and weight of a sheep. “How much does it cost?” Mr Doval asked. “Rs. 10,000,” the trader replied. “How much does it weigh?” “It weighs around 35-36 kg?” The cattle trader, who didn’t recognise Mr Doval, further explained that the sheep were from Ladakh’s Kargil. “Do you know where Drass is?” the Kashmiri man asked him.
Before Doval, a former top intelligence officer, could reply, Deputy Commissioner of Anantnag Khalid Janagir told the trader that the man he was talking to was the NSA. A smiling Doval then patted on the man’s shoulder, shook his hand and left.