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Policeman from Shopian deserts force, joins militant ranks

IGP said that they could not figure out which militant outfit the policeman joined

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A policeman from south Kashmirs district has deserted the police force and joined militant ranks, the police said here on Saturday.

Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, a resident of Heff village of Shopian, has deserted the force and joined militant ranks, inspector general of police (IGP) Kashmir Range, Munir Ahmad Khan told PTI.

I can confirm you that Dar has joined militant ranks, Khan said.

He however, declined to name the militant outfit Dar has joined.

I cannot tell you which militant outfit, we are still trying to ascertain that, the IGP said.

Dar, posted in Budgam district, was undergoing training in Kathua district in Jammu region of the state, where from he took leave earlier this week.

He returned home and went missing from there, following which his family lodged a missing report in a police station yesterday.

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First Published: Sat, October 28 2017. 16:35 IST