SRINAGAR: Police are making "every effort" to find a constable who has gone missing since last Sunday after he reportedly jumped into a river, officials said today. Constable Sameer Ji Kumar of Jammu and Kashmir Police, posted in Srinagar city, has gone missing from his duties since May 14, a police spokesman said here.
A missing report was lodged at police station Sherghari in this regard. During the probe, it was found that Kumar had absented from duties and gone to Kupwara along with a colleague and his uncle, Head Constable Dileep Kumar, the spokesman said. "After dropping his uncle at district police lines in Kupwara, the constable reached Yonsoo bridge at Chogal, Handwara, and jumped into the Puhroo river reportedly under the influence of liquor," the official said.
Police have started a search for the missing constable, he said. "Every effort is being made to trace the constable. Marine commandos of Navy are also being pressed into service along with the river police," the spokesman said, adding that all angles are being probed.