A purported picture of a missing Kupwara youth holding a gunhas surfaced on the social media, claiming that he has joined the Hizb ulMujahideen outfit (Manan Army).
Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, a xerox shop runner and a resident ofAzharabad in Gulgam area in Kupwara, went missing on June 11 this year after heleft home to get the stock for his shop from Kupwara market but did not returnhome.
Mir's family has appealed him to return home. "Imtiyaz wasrunning a photostat shop outside Govt. High school Hirrie and his father isworking in Public Health Department," said his relative.
On June 11, he left his phone and other things at his homeand told his mother that he needed to visit Kupwara market to buy some stock.
"After he did not return home till evening we got worriedbecause he had left him mobile phone at home, we called every relative, hisfriends and we visited the town to locate him but couldn't find him anywhere,"said Ghulan Nabi, his father.
A missing report was lodged at Kupwara police station onJune 13.
The J&K Police said they were verifying the authenticityof the picture. "We have also seen the picture on the social media and areinvestigating," Deputy Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara told GreaterKashmir.