Jammu and Kashmir: Army soldier goes missing with service rifle, suspected to have joined militants

06 July 2017, 02:42 PM
Jammu&Kashmir: Army soldier goes missing with service rifle, suspected to have joined militants
Jammu&Kashmir: Army soldier goes missing with service rifle, suspected to have joined militants

A Territorial Army soldier has left his camp in Baramulla of Kashmir along with his service rifle (AK 47). Zahoor Ahmad Thokar has left the camp on Wednesday night and suspected to have joined militants.

The Jammu and Kashmir police has launched a massive search operation to find Zahoor but he could not be traced so far. 

Army officer AK Singh said its not very serious matter but Army will take strict action so that such incidents don't repeat. 

 

Zahoor Ahmad Thoker, a resident of Pulwama district inSouth Kashmir and he took away his service rifle and three magazines.

An alert has been sounded and security forces have been directed to remain vigilant as the jawan could have joined militant ranks, officials told news agency PTI.

First Published: Thursday, July 06, 2017 01:41 PM
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