Anantnag: Police claimed on Monday that one more militant from south Kashmir has laid down arms and returned to his family, without revealing further details regarding the “surrender” or the identity of the “militant”.
“Responding to the appeal of parents, one more youth who had joined militants has returned home in south Kashmir,” the J&K Police posted on their official Twitter handle.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Kashmir, SP Pani, confirmed to Kashmir Reader the development but refused to reveal further details.
“We will not disclose any details regarding the militant,” Pani said.
Reports said that the militant in question was a teenage boy from Kulgam. Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid’s tweet also pointed out towards a Kulgam connection.
“On my visit to Kulgam I was told another local militant has come back home in response to appeal of his mother and other family members. Great news!” Vaid posted on Twitter.
There has been no official confirmation regarding the identity of the militant, even though the name of a teenager from Czimmer village in DH Pora area of Kulgam has been doing the rounds on social media.
The boy had gone missing from home on September 27 this year, but whether he had joined any militant outfit or not is not yet known.
Attempts to reach the boy’s family did not meet with success.