Guwahati: A missing young man from Assam is suspected to have joined terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir after a photo in which he was seen holding an automatic rifle surfaced that prompted his mother to say government should shoot him dead.
After the photo went viral on social media, the Assam Police said on Tuesday it has started a probe into the matter and is trying to find out if the youth identified as Qamer Uzzaman has joined the terrorist organisation.
In the photo, Qamer, who is from Jamunamukh in Assam’s Nagaon district, is seen holding an automatic rifle. A caption of the photo appeared to suggest that he is a member of the Hizbul Mujahideen.
The caption says, “Org: Hizbul Mujahideen; Name: Qamer Uzzaman; S/O Ibrahim Zaman; R/O: Assam India; Code: Dr Hurairah; Qul: MA English.” Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said Assam Police is in touch with its Jammu and Kashmir counterpart.
Special DGP Special Branch Pallav Bhattacharyya said it was difficult to confirm whether Qamer has joined the underground group and that the state police has taken up the matter with J and K Police for a detailed investigation.
Qamer’s mother recognised the young man in the photo as of her missing son and said the government should shoot him dead for being a traitor.