Militant outfit, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Saturday claimed that the army fugitive, Zahoor Ahmad Thokar of 173 Territorial Army who was missing alongwith his service rifle has joined the militant outfit.
In an e-mailed statement to a local news gathering agency, Hizb spokesman, Saleem Hashmi said, “Zahoor Ahamd Thokar has joined militant ranks. Indian agencies and Narendra Modi led government is trying to enforce Al-Qaeda and ISIS like organizations in Kashmir through the biased media, which is aimed to defame the freedom struggle of Kashmir.”
He said that there is no such organization in Kashmir and has no role as well.
According to the statement, a meeting of Hizb command Council was held, which was presided by Hizb chief, Syed Salah-ud-din.
“In the meeting, a glee was expressed over Thokar’s joining into the militant ranks,” the Hizb spokesman said. Hizb also appreciated Thokar’s decision of joining militant ranks.
The spokesman said that many officials have earlier joined the militant ranks as well and have sacrificed their lives for the freedoms struggle.