Trying to bring him back: JK Police
Charar-i-sharief: A boy from Pakherpora missing for last two weeks has been arrested at the India-Pakistan border crossing at Wagah, police said here, while refuting rumours that the boy had joined militants.
Police said the boy is under interrogation outside the state, and that they were trying to bring him back.
Mudasir Parray, son of Mohammad Akram Parray of Pakherpora village, went missing a day after Eid-il-Fitr, after which rumours spread on social media that he had joined militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba. Mudasir’s family had lodged a missing report at local police station. “We were ready to send our team to receive him but the agencies stopped us and said that they will inform us after the questioning is completed,” a police official told Kashmir Reader.
Local residents say since the rumours about Mudasir joining LeT broke out on social media, army was making surprise visits to the area and “harassing” youth.
“Army has created a panic situation in the area and has created the situation of 90’s in the area by thrashing of youth and by conducting nocturnal raids,” a local resident said.
While police officials said are trying to bring back the boy, they claimed to have no information about where the boy is currently detained.
“He was apprehended at Wagah border because of his suspicious movement. During the interrogation, he said that he was going to meet his uncle who is living in Pakistan but after proper investigation by the agencies it was found fictitious as he has no relative there,” SDPO Charar-i- Sharief Ali Mohammad Dar said.
“There are so many agencies directly or indirectly involved in the case, it will take some time to get him back,” he said.