An­gered by trans­fer, Army­man joins Hizb

Se­poy Was Missing Since Last Week Army cap­tain & hos­tel war­den jailed for ‘stalk­ing, mo­lest­ing’ lady doc­tor

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - | POLITICS POLICY - @times­group.com Faiz Sid­diqui

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.

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