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J&K police prevents five boys from joining militancy

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The (J&K) Police Monday rescued five boys who had threatened to join militant ranks.

Residents of Srinagar, the minors were traced by a special team of police after their parents lodged a missing report, a police said.

Their identity will not be revealed to safeguard their future, he added.

"The parents of some boys from reported to police that they had received phone calls from their kids informing them that they were going to join terrorist ranks," the said.

To ensure quick and timely action, the police constituted a special team and with the help of the families, traced all the boys, the said.

"They were brought back safely... No active association of these boys could be found with any outfit," he said, adding that the minors were counselled and sent back home.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:25 IST