Srinagar, November 28: It is being suspected that a Special Police Officer (SPO) from South Kashmir who went missing on November 10 has joined some terror group.
As per media reports, the SPO has been identified as Rakib Bashir who is the resident of Zodoora in Pulwama district. The news of him joining militant ranks has been confirmed by a senior police officer in Srinagar. “Bashir was engaged by the police almost a month back, has now joined militant ranks. We are verifying the facts but at this moment we do not know which militant group he has joined,” said Senior Police Officer.
The officer added, “The SPO was engaged by the police almost a month back. His order for disengagement has already been issued after he went missing. The missing report was lodged by his parents. The SPO had some association with militant groups in the past as well.”