J K News Today

Srinagar, March 24:

 The youngest son of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was recently nominated as the interim chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, has joined militant ranks.

Junaid Khan, Sehrai’s youngest son, is Masters in Business Administration from Kashmir University. He has reportedly joined Hizbul Mujahideen.

The confirmation came on Saturday afternoon when his picture holding a Kalashnikov rifle appeared on social media. The posting of pictures has become an attestation of young recruits joining militants.

A police official said Khan was missing from home for past few days and the family had lodged a missing report at a local police station.

Khan was a resident of Srinagar’s Barzulla locality and originally hailed from Tekipora village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. He is the third recruit from Tekipora village to join militant ranks in recent months.

Earlier this year, PhD scholar Manaan Wani, who is also a resident of Tekipora, had joined militant ranks.

It is for the first time that the son of a senior separatist leader has joined militant ranks.

Khan’s joining militant ranks has come within days of his father’s nomination as the interim chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, the party founded by Syed Ali Geelani.