Photo of gun-wielding Kupwara youth goes viral, Police launches investigation

Srinagar

A picture of a young man from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district carrying a gun has gone viral on social media. The youth identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, a resident of Gulgam village in Kupwara was missing from last one week.

Photo of gun-wielding Kupwara youth goes viral, Police launches an investigation

Reports said that the picture in which Imtiyaz can be seen is doing rounds on social media triggering fears that he may have joined the militant ranks.

Meanwhile, police said that they are verifying the case and further investigations have been taken up.

Imtiyaz’s family had earlier sought a general help in tracing their son. Imtiyaz who ran a photocopy shop in Kupwara went missing on June 11.

The picture shows him wearing a military vest and holding a rifle pointing its barrel towards the ground while he is looking towards the camera. The date of joining is shown as June 12.

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