An alleged photo of a Jammu and Kashmir policeman with an AK-47 rifle has gone viral on the social networking sites. It is rumoured that he has joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The reports of Ishfaq Ahmed joining the LeT came after he did not report for duty following a leave.
Ahmed was posted at the Police Training Centre (PTC) in J&K’s Kathua district.
Speaking on the issue, a senior officer of PTC Kathua told PTI, “Ishfaq Ahmed had gone on leave from PTC Kathua. He was supposed to report back on October 23 but failed to return. We will take legal action against him.”
The details of whether he has joined the LeT in South Kashmir are being verified, the officer said.
Ahmed, a resident of Heff Shirmal village in southern Shopian, joined the police in 2012, the officer added.
In recent past, eight police personnel have deserted police ranks and joined the militancy in Kashmir.
(With PTI inputs)