Police rebuff ‘Maoist’ kidnap claim

Police rebuff ‘Maoist’ kidnap claim
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Srinagar: Police in Odisha and J&K have rebuffed the kidnapping claims made in a mysterious poster about a Kashmir student at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar, Satyabrata Bhoi told Kashmir Reader on phone that the poster appears to a handiwork of miscreants.
The pattern they (Maoists) use to spread message is completely different. They usually release audio tapes and the primary investigation suggests it’s an act done by some miscreants,” Bhoi said.
A statement issued by J&K Police in Srinagar stated that the report about kidnapping was not based on facts, as there was no “no substantial corroborative evidence”.
“The news is reportedly based on only a handwritten poster pasted on the wall of Baramunda Bus Stand Bhubaneswar.” The statement said adding that SSP Kupwara is in continuous contact with the concerned police authorities and has spoke to DCP Bhubaneswar.
“The DCP Bhubaneswar has told him that the poster seems to be pasted by some unscrupulous elements being hand written just to deflect the investigation process. DCP also said that today the DGP Odisha had convened a meeting with senior officers to review the progress of the case. DCP further informed that the search of the missing boy is going-on vigorously and they are investigating the matter from all angles, besides they have also sensitized other adjoining states about the missing of the boy” the statement said.
The father of the missing boy, who is in Bhubaneswar, has according to police told SSP Kupwara that that the poster is fake and Bhubaneswar Police is working very hard to ascertain the whereabouts of his son.”

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