Kupwara: A picture of a missing youth from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, in which he is holding an AK 47 rifle and a pistol, has gone viral on social media on Friday.
Ajaz Ahmed Malik, son of Abdul Ahad Malik, a resident of Dardsun Kralpora Kupwara, was missing from several days and on Friday afternoon.
The text on the picture says he has joined militant ranks with the code name, Salman Farsi.
Ajaz is said to be a Hafiz-e-Quran and lead prayers in different areas in the last few months.
SSP Kupwara A S Dinker said that police is verifying the facts.
“Yes we too saw his photograph holding a gun, but we are verifying the facts,” SSP said.