Missing Army jawan joins Hizb in J&K

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

In the first such case that has come to light, a sol­dier who had been missing since last week has joined ter­ror out­fit Hizbul Mu­jahideen, J&K po­lice said on Mon­day, re­ports Saleem Pan­dit.

The sol­dier, iden­ti­fied as Se­poy Idrees Mir, was posted with the 12 Jammu & Kash­mir Light In­fantry in Bi­har. He joined Hizb along with two oth­ers on Sun­day, po­lice said.

Mir had ar­rived in his vil­lage in Shopian on April 12 and had been missing since Satur­day night. A pho­to­graph of Mir with an AK-47 went vi­ral. Mir was to be posted to Jhark­hand and was un­happy about the move, a PTI re­port said. P 15

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