Two Youth Missing From Srinagar, Family Appeals For Return

SRINAGAR: Two youth have gone missing from Natipora area of Srinagar sparking fears among their families of them having joined ‘militant ranks’.

Irfan Ahmad Sofi, son of Nazir Ahmad Sofi and Bilal Manzoor Bhat, son of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, both residents of Natipora Srinagar, as per their families, went missing on December 14 the day militants shot dead the PSO of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Haji Parvaiz.

Bilal who has got engaged recently is a crockery dealer and Irfan an auto-driver, the families told GNS.

“Our sons left home on the afternoon of December 14 (Monday) and there is no trace of them since then,” the families said, adding, “We have registered missing reports in police station Chanapora.”

Family of Irfan Ahmad Sofi son of Nazir Ah Sofi, RO Natipora Appeals Him to Return home .KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Meanwhile, the family members of both the youth have appealed to their sons to return back.

A police official told  news agency GNS that they are verifying the matter.

“We can’t say anything right now. We are ascertaining the case,” the official said.

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