Guwahati: The Assam Police is awaiting confirmation from its Jammu and Kashmir counterpart whether a missing youth from the northeastern state has joined militant outfit HizbulMujahideen, a senior police official said on Wednesday.
“Whether he has joined the HizbulMujahideen is still to be confirmed by Jammu and Kashmir Police. The verification process is going on,” Assam Director General of Police MukeshSahay told PTI.
“The fact that he is missing is confirmed. The special branch of Assam Police is investigating and has taken up the matter with Jammu and Kashmir Police,” Sahay said.
A photograph of the youth from Assam’s Jamunamukh village in Nagaon district holding an automatic assault rifle has gone viral on social media. The photograph has a caption that suggests he is now a member of HizbulMujahideen.
The youth’s mother recognised him in the photograph as her missing son and said the government should shoot him dead for being a traitor.