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Family of missing Bemina youth reject police claim

Says will ‘persuade’ him to return home if police shares his location

Srinagar, June 24 : A day after police claimed that the missing youth from Bemina area of Srinagar has joined militant ranks, the family and relatives of the youth on Wednesday staged a protest at Srinagar’s Press Enclave while rejecting the police claims.

Family members of missing Bemina scholar holding Pla Cards at press colony Srinagar on Wednesday

The family and relatives of Hilal Ahmad Dar, who as per Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar has joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, assembled at Srinagar’s Press Colony, holding placards.

Family members of missing Bemina scholar at press colony Srinagar on Wednesday

The family said that they are not ready to accept the police claims as their beloved son was not inclined towards militancy. “We are not on the streets to fight with anyone. But we want him to return home,” a family member told the news agency.

Family members of missing Bemina scholar at press colony Srinagar on Wednesday

He said that if police claims are true then they should share his location with the family and “we will persuade him to return home.”

Pertinently, Dar went missing a week ago while he along with his friends were on a trek to Gangabal lake in Ganderbal. His five other friends returned home on the same day, however, he didn’t return home and has been missing since then.

After a week, the Kashmir police chief yesterday stated that the youth from Bemina has joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, a militant outfit—(KNO)

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