Foiled attempt of two Budgam youths to join militant ranks: Police

Srinagar: The Budgam police on Friday, in a statement, claimed to have ‘rescued’ two youths by foiling their attempt to join militant ranks.

“On 31st of July 2017, Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief received a missing report from Abdul Aziz Dar and Abdul Qayoom Bhat, both residents of Watkulu, Charar-i-Sharief in which they stated that their sons namely Basharat Ahmad Dar, 15, student of 10th class and Anayat Qayoom Bhat,17, a 12th class student had gone to appear in the golden test at Higher Secondary School Baghlipora, Chadoora but did not return home,” the statement said.

After receiving this information, Budgam police “lodged missing reports” and started the investigation.

The Budgam police ‘acting swifty’, claimed to have found that the two had gone to Tral. “After proper verification and checking of their movement, it was found that the duo had gone to Tral area of Awantipora. Acting swiftly, SHO Chrar-i-Sharief sent a team to Awantipora on 2nd of August 2017 where from the duo were brought back,” the statement added.

“During questioning, both the students narrated that they had gone to Tral after faring poorly in the exam and wanted to meet militants. After proper counseling they have been handed over to their parents yesterday. The Parents hailed the efforts of police in bringing their children back,” the statement further added.

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