Missing cop joins militant ranks, picture holding AK-47 rifle goes viral
A picture of a Jammu and Kashmir policeman holding an AK-47 assault rifle has gone viral on social media, indicating that he has joined a militant ranks.
Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, who was posted at Police Training Centre in Kathua district was reported missing after he failed to return from his leave on Monday, reports said.
Police sources have confirmed that Dar has joined Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.
“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,” a senior officer of PTC Kathua was quoted by some news reports.
A resident of Heff Shirmal village in Shopian, Ahmed had joined police in 2012.
In the last two years, around half-a-dozen policemen have deserted the Jammu and Kashmir Police and joined militancy in Kashmir.