Police hunt for Ph.D scholar who joined Hizbul Mujahideen

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Srinagar, Jan 8: Police in Jammu and Kashmir said on Monday they were looking for a Ph.D student who has reportedly joined the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit. 

The police search operation started after pictures of Manaan Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani and resident of Takipora village in Kupwara district , stormed into social media showing him displaying an AK-47 assault rifle.

“He was scheduled to return home four days back. But instead his pictures showing him with an AK-47 reached the family,” a police officer said. The officer added that efforts were on to trace and persuade the young man to return home, news agency IANS reported.

Wani was pursuing his Ph.D at the Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh. After completing his M.Phil in geology, he moved to Aligarh.

Wani has a well-educated family background, as his father is a lecturer while his brother is an engineer.


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