Missing Indian Army man 'joins' terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen

Lester Mason
Апреля 16, 2018

The soldier, Idrees Mir, reportedly joined the group on Sunday, said reports quoting a senior police officer. Citing Jammu and Kashmir police officials, news agency PTI reported that the army man, a junior ranking jawan, was missing since the beginning of April.

An Indian Army soldier from Kashmir who has been missing since Saturday may have joined the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group, police have said. According to reports, Mir had gone missing from Shopian earlier this month. The police had also informed the Army about the case it has registered.

It is common for young men in the Valley to announce their allegiance to militant outfits through social media by releasing pictures with weapons and in fatigues.

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In July last, a Kashmiri soldier, Zahoor Ahmad Thokar, deserted his unit, took away his service rifle and joined the Hizbul, which is active in south Kashmir and has local youth in its ranks.

The Army maintains that he is "missing" and has no confirmation about his joining the outfit. The jawan was deployed in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. He was scheduled to move to Jharkhand, and is reported to have been unhappy about it.

Mir Idrees Sultan had been posted in Bihar's Katihar.

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