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Jammu and Kashmir police rescue two teenage boys who wanted to join militancy

The boys told the police that they had gone to Tral to meet militants after they had done poorly in the mock board examinations conducted in their school.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2017 20:45 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police at Sopore.
Jammu and Kashmir Police at Sopore. (PTI File Photo)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said it rescued two teenage boys who wanted to join militants due to fear of “failing in examinations” from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Basharat Ahmad Dar (15) and Anayat Qayoom Bhat (17) were recovered by the police from militancy-infested Tral area on Wednesday, two days after they were reported missing by their families in Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam district, a police spokesman said.

The duo told the police that they had gone to Tral to meet militants after they had done poorly in the mock board examinations conducted in their school, he said.

“During questioning, both the students said that they had gone to Tral after faring poorly in the exam and wanted to meet militants.

After proper counselling, they have been handed over to their parents on Thursday,” he said, adding that the parents of the two boys hailed the efforts of the police in bringing their children back to their families.