Hizb releases a new recruit picture, brother of an IPS officer

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Srinagar

On second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, militant group Hizbul Mujahideen on Sunday released pictures of new recruits that include the brother of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, reported The Tribune.

 Shamsul Haq Mengnoo brother of an IPS officer. (Pic courtesy The Tribune)

Shamsul Haq Mengnoo, 25, a resident of south Kashmir’s Shopian, was pursuing his BUMS from a government college at Zakura on the outskirts of Srinagar and went missing from May. Shamsul’s elder brother Inamul Haq is 2012 IPS batch officer who is posted in North East.

“Yes, Shamsul has joined Hizbul,” The Tribune quoted a police officer as saying.

The picture of Shamsul holding a gun shows his date of joining militant ranks on May 25, 2018.  His code name shown in the picture is Burhan Sani. Over the past two years, it has been a trend of the new age militants they announce their joining by releasing pictures with guns on social media.

“Shamsul is the fourth highly-educated youth to join militant ranks this year.  Hizb has reportedly also released pictures of over a dozen other new recruited militants on Burhan’s anniversary,” report said.

Over 50 youth already have joined militant ranks so far this year.

Meanwhile, normal life was affected across Kashmir Valley on the death anniversary of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Authorities had imposed curfew in Tral the native town of Wani and restrictions were imposed in many parts of Kashmir to prevents protests.

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