Family of missing scholar demands CBI probe

Family of a scholar from Bemina here, who went missing in June, on Friday demanded CBI probe to tarce whereabouts of their kin and appealed to Director General of Police (DGP) to help them get their son back.

Hilal Ahmed Dar had gone missing on June 14 during a trekking expedition to high altitude Naranag in Ganderbal district.

While four of his friends returned home the same evening, Dar never came back. The family said Dar was an “honest, dedicated and a responsible person.”

Police had said Dar has joined militant ranks – a claim vehemently refuted by the family.

The family members staged a peaceful protest at Press Enclave here, demanding the CBI probe.

“We appeal to the LG, DGP and central government to help us in tracing him,” the family members said. “He was not doing any unlawful activity.” Nisar Ahmed, the maternal uncle of Dar said they have spent over Rs one lakh to trace the missing scholar. “We even offered cash to trekkers but so for they are unable to find him,” he said. “We will be highly thankful if government helps us so that a highly educated and disciplined student is allowed to lead a dignified and respectable life.”