Srinagar: A trucker and his brother hailing from Mohammad Pora of south-Kashmir’s Kulgam district, on way from Kanpur to Jalandhar with a truckload of animal hides have gone missing on November 18, family of the duo has said.
26-year-old Younis Ahmad Dar and his younger brother 18-year-old Faisal Hassan left for Kanpur on November 14 at around 10:30 pm with a truckload of animal hides, wherefrom they were supposed to reach Jalandhar, a close relative told local news agency GNS. On the following day, he said the duo reached Jasrana at 10:30 am, and after snacks they took their way, however were e-challaned of Rupees two-thousand near Etah adjacent Secundra Rao.
“Upto that spot, we were in touch, however soon after, their phones reflected false bells and came switch off. Once we approached the local police station, they cited the eyewitness and said that the duo may have be most probably intercepted by a group of dacoits near Noori Masjid, Secundra Rao,” he said.
Meanwhile, SHO Akarabad said that some people had approached the police station following which an enquiry was launched.
“I asked for the phone numbers of the duo, which were provided to me, and those were put to surveillance to access the location”, the official said, adding “It came to fore that the mobile phones have been turned off somewhere near Secundra Rao in Hathras district along GT road.”
“Upon this I provided them contact number of the SHO concerned for necessary assistance”, the official said.
However, when contacted SHO Secundra Rao feigned ignorance of the development and told that he is yet to receive any report in this regard.
“I would respond once getting to know the facts of the case”, the official added.
Meanwhile family of the duo is leaving for Uttar Pradesh in pursuance of the case with local authorities there.
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