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Police officer from Kashmir goes missing with AK-47, suspected to have joined militants

Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Nehama in Kakapora area of Pulwama, has been reported missing since Wednesday. Police are making efforts to trace him.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2018 09:38 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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A Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman told a local news agency that Irfan Ahmad Dar had joined its ranks after decamping with his service rifle from his place of posting.(AFP/ Representative Photo)

A special police officer from Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir has gone missing and is suspected to have joined militant ranks.

Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Nehama in Kakapora area of Pulwama, has been reported missing since Wednesday, a police official said. Police are making efforts to trace him, the official said.

However, a Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman told a local news agency that Dar had joined its ranks after decamping with his service rifle from his place of posting. The police official said the claim of the militant group is also being investigated.

First Published: Jun 27, 2018 11:51 IST