Army man missing from earlier this month joins Hizbul Mujahideen: J-K police

Idrees Mir, who was posted in the Army's Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) unit, joined the group yesterday, a police official said.

Published: 16th April 2018 04:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2018 04:59 PM   |  A+A-

Indian army soldier takes position behind trees near a residential building in Srinagar. | AP

By PTI

SRI NAGAR: An army man who had gone missing from south Kashmir earlier this month has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group, police officials said today.

Idrees Mir, who was posted in the Army's Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) unit, joined the group yesterday, a police official said.

The official said Mir had gone missing from Shopian.

He joined the group along with two locals who had also been missing.

The Army maintains that he is "missing" and has no confirmation about his joining the terror outfit.

According to the police, Mir was posted to Jharkhand and was unhappy about the move.

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