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Picture of missing Kupwara youth holding gun figures on social media

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Srinagar, Jun 16: A purported picture of a missing Kupwara youth holding a gun has surfaced on the social media, claiming that he has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.

Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, who ran a phostat shop, and is a resident of Azharabad in Gulgam area in Kupwara, went missing on June 11 after he left home to get stock for his shop from Kupwara market.

Mir’s family has appealed him to return home.

“Imtiyaz was running a photostat shop outside Government High school Hirrie and his father is working in Public Health Department,” said his relative.

On June 11, he left his phone and other things at home and told his mother that he needed to visit Kupwara market to buy some stocks.

“After he did not return home till evening we got worried because he had left his mobile phone at home. We called every relative, his friends and we visited the town to locate him but couldn’t find him anywhere,” said Ghulan Nabi, his father.

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