Youth joins Al-Badr militant outfit, pictures goes viral

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By Fast Kashmir on 23/07/2018.

Family urges him to return home for three sisters


Srinagar, July 23: A youth from Shopian district announced on social media his joining of militant ranks and to be part of the Al-Badr outfit.

Sheikh Waqar son of Mohd Aslam, hailing from Malik Gund village has reportedly joined militancy. His picture brandishing with a rifle has gone viral on social media. His code name as per the picture is Tepu Sultan. Waqar, had B.SC and Lab Technician was missing for last two weeks.

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However, sources said that the lesser-known militant outfit Al-Badr was active in Srinagar and Ganderbal districts in past.

A police officer told GNS that police has received information about the youth gone missing and a missing report has also been filed. “Further investigations into the case has been launched”.

Regarding his picture going viral on social media, the officer said: “We are ascertaining the authenticity of the picture and are investigating it from all angles and it would be premature to conclude that the youth has joined the militant ranks,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the family said that their son had left home to go to Chandigarh for continuing his further studies. The family urged Waqar, the lone brother of three sisters, to return back.

“We are not against his decision but it would be far better for him to return home and look after the family particularly his sisters. (GNS)