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AMU research scholar joins Hijbul

AMU research scholar joins Hijbul

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Jan 2018, 03:07 pm

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IBNS) :  A research scholar at the Aligarh Muslim University is suspected to have  joined the Hizbul Mujahideen.

News about Mannan Wani joining Hizbul began making rounds after a photo of him, holding  an assault rifle, appeared on social media on Monday.

Mannan Wani, son of Bas hir Ahmad Wani, joined the Hizbul Mujahideen on January 5, states the message along with the photograph that appeared on Facebook and WhatsApp.

The 25-year-old scholar, pursuing his PhD in applied geology at AMU, is a resident of Takipora village in Lolab, Kupwara.

Mannan was supposed to return home on January 3 but didn’t turn up prompting his family to contact the police and file a missing complaint.

However, Jammu and Kashmir Police is yet to confirm if Mannan has joined Hizbul, as it suspects that photos could be morphed.