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Week-old ‘militant’ returns home; police say, ‘no militant-motivating group in Srinagar’

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Srinagar: A youth, who was said to have joined militant ranks, has returned home on Thursday, said Jammu and Kashmir police.

Tufail Qadir Mir, a first year BCom student at Government run Degree College in Bemina, had fled home a week ago and was believed to have joined the home grown Hizb ul Mujahideen militant outfit. Tufails’ family lives in Qamarwari in summer capital.

DIG central Kashmir police range, Gh Hassan Bhat (R), addressing media at Police Control Room Srinagar on June Ist 2017. (FPK Photo/Shah Jehangir)

However, addressing a presser in Srinagar, DIG Gh Hassan Bhat said, “Tufail is home. He is with his family now.”

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