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Policeman deserts force in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district to join militant outfit, says police

Srinagar: A policeman from south Kashmir’s Shopian district has deserted the police force and joined militant ranks, the police said in Srinagar on Thursday.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, a resident of Heff village of Shopian, has deserted the force and joined militant ranks, inspector general of police (IGP) Kashmir Range, Munir Ahmad Khan told PTI.

"I can confirm you that Dar has joined militant ranks," Khan said. He however, declined to name the militant outfit Dar has joined.

"I cannot tell you which militant outfit, we are still trying to ascertain that," the IGP said.

Dar, posted in Budgam district, was undergoing training in Kathua district in Jammu region of the state, where from he took leave earlier this week.

He returned home and went missing from there, following which his family lodged a missing report in a police station on Friday.

Updated Date: Oct 28, 2017 13:06 PM

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