Scores of residents of Wangipora area of Sumbal in North Kashmir's Bandipora district on Sunday staged a demonstration against police for allegedly failing to trace a local youth missing since Friday.
The protesters blocked Bandipora -Srinagar highway near Sumbal Bridge, disrupting the traffic movement.
Riyaz Ahmed (30), son of Abdul Ahad Beigh, a resident of Wangipora was reported missing on Friday.
Riyaz, the protesters said, worked as a distributor with Aircel Communications and was general secretary of Chinar Traders Association Sumbal.
"He had left for Srinagar on Friday at around 3 pm. Since then there is no news about his whereabouts. His phone is also switched off," said Showkat Ahmad, his cousin.
The ASP Bandipora, Yousuf Choudhary said that on March 5, Police Station Sumbal received information regarding missing of Riyaz Beigh of Wangipora Sumbal.
"After receiving the said information, police entered the missing report No.07 dated 05.03.2016 and signal was flashed to all the SHOs of valley for sharp look out," he said.
"The mobile numbers possessed by missing youth are being analysed and two suspects with whom the missing youth has last made contacts were called to Police Station Sumbal yesterday and are being questioned," he added.
He also said that the search is being conducted under the close supervision of ASP Bandipora and SDPO Sumbal.