Special police officer (SPO) Adil Bashir who fled with seven rifles and a pistol from the residence of a PDP legislator in Srinagar has reportedly joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist outfit.
The pictures of Bashir in which he can be posing with a gun along with other members of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, including top commander Zeenat-ul-Islam have gone viral on social networking and messaging websites.
The photograph where Adil is seen wielding a gun also has a Hizb ul Mujahideen tag written in Urdu.
On Friday night, police said that Bashir has fled with seven rifles and a licensed pistol of the legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir from his residence at Jawahar Nagar Srinagar.
A picture of the seven rifles has also gone viral on social media.
Meanwhile, police last evening said that it was expected Bashir would join Hizb ul Mujahideen.
Asked whether a photograph released on social media showing SPO Adil carrying a gun, with four more weapons in his background, was authentic, Khan said that though the police are investigating the veracity of the photograph.