Missing PhD Scholar Has Joined Hizb: IGP Kashmir

‘Won’t Arrest Him If Family Brings Him Back’

Srinagar- Hilal Ahmad Dar, a PhD scholar from Bemina area of Srinagar who went missing on June 14 during trekking to Gangbal Ganderbal, has joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Inspector General Of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday.

The top police officer made the statement while talking to reporters at RTC Humhama here on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony of a CRPF trooper who was killed along with two militants in a gunfight in Pulwama district early today.

The IGP also made an offer of not arresting Hilal Ahmad Dar, if the family brings him back.

“We won’t arrested him if his family brings him back,” he said. The family had been protesting from last week, seeking whereabouts of Dar.

Dar, who was pursuing PhD in Management Studies from Kashmir University, had gone on a trekking expedition to Naranag in Ganderbal district along with his friends on June 13 and has been reported missing since then.

There were speculations that he was one of the three militants killed in an encounter on June 21 in the Zoonimar area of the city.

The family of the missing youth has denied that Dar had any links with the militants. They claimed that he was working in a private company in Gurgaon and had returned home only due to the coronavirus lockdown.




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