Angered by transfer, Armyman joins Hizb
Sepoy Was Missing Since Last Week Army captain & hostel warden jailed for ‘stalking, molesting’ lady doctor
Srinagar: In a first such case that has come to light, an Armyman, who had been missing since last week, has joined terror outfit Hizbul Mujahedeen in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said here on Monday.
The Armyman, identified by cops as Sepoy Idrees Mir, who was posted with the 12 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in Bihar, joined Hizbul along with two others on Sunday, police said. Mir had arrived in his village Safnagar in Shopian on April 12 and had been missing since Saturday night, police added.
On Monday morning, his father, Mohammed Sultan Mir, filed a missing complaint with the police. Mir was a BSc second year student when he joined the Army.
A photograph of Mir with an AK-47 went viral on social media on Sunday. Mir was to An
Army captain and hostel warden were arrested and sent to jail on Sunday for allegedly stalking and molesting a woman professor in Bithoor area of Kanpur. Bithoor station house officer Tulsi Ram Pandey said the two molested the woman on April 13 and an FIR was lodged on April 14. Tulsi said the captain, Satya Prakash, is a doctor posted with the Assam Rifles. He had come to the city to attend a medicos’ meet, where he met the professor who is also a doctor. “We have registered an FIR under relevant sections including 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) 354 (d) (any man who, follows a woman and contacts) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC,” he added.
The professor stated in her complaint that the captain, who was drunk, not only misbehaved with her but also tried to drag her from her four-wheeler when she was returning to her hostel after attending the meet in the city on April 13. When she managed to escape, he and the hostel warden Ajay Singh followed her repeatedly knocked at her door. be posted to Jharkhand and was unhappy about the move, a PTI report said.
Army officials said they were confirming the authenticity of the photograph and others details.
In a separate incident, an Army porter was killed in cross-border shelling along the Line of Control in Uri of North Kashmir’s Baramulla on Monday.
“Khursheed Ahmad (37), son of Mohammad Shareif of Nawa Runda, who was work- ing as a porter with the Army’s 4 Madras unit, suffered a bullet injury in the neck and splinters of grenades fired by Pakistani Army. He suffered multiple wounds and died on spot,” an Army official said.
In another incident, a policeman, identified by cops as Bilal Ahmad, and a civilian, Rafiq Ahmad Lone, were injured after terrorists opened fire on their motorcycle in Shopian on Monday.
Both were shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment.