Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that Tufail Ahmad Mir, an 18-year-old youth of Parimpora Bemina, had shunned the path of militancy that he chose ten days ago.
DIG Police, central Kashmir, Gulaam Hassan Bhat said that the youth had returned home.
Tufail, a first-year BCom student, had left his home on May 20, without informing family members. A few days after Tufail went missing, his photograph in army fatigues and wielding an AK-47 rifle was circulated on social media.
The missing youth had no criminal background. The Parimpora police, however, were looking for him over a stone-pelting case during the 2016 unrest.
Without divulging much details of Tufail’s return, the DIG said that he had returned home and was with his family. Sources in the police said that Tufail had recently surrendered before police and was currently lodged at Parimpora police station.