The Hush Post|13:00 pm|2-min-read
The Kashmiri student, who went missing from Sharda University in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida, after he was beaten during campus violence has joined militant group ISIS. His photograph with an AK-47 rifle and flag of ISIS in the backdrop appeared on social media. His audio was also heard in which he said he had joined ISJK. It is a militant group which owes allegiance to global terror outfit ISIS. It is headed by Zakir Moosa.
Ahtesham Bilal Sofi, a 17-year-old from Srinagar, was a first-year graduation student. On October 28, Bilal had sought permission from university authorities to go to Delhi. He was allowed to leave but when he did not return till the next morning, university officials filed a missing persons’ complaint with the police in Greater Noida. A case was also registered by the police in Srinagar later.
Within 48 hours of search operation, the police traced Bilal’s mobile. Arvind Pathak, the Station House Officer of Greater Noida’s police station said, “Ahtesham’s last known location was Srinagar. He talked to his father at 4:30 pm on October 29. He told his father that he was in a Delhi Metro train going back to the university”.
“His calls were being tracked, and from his location and call details, it was clear that he was in Kashmir at the time, but was lying to his father. His phone has been switched off since then” an official said.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take note of the matter and direct the authorities to track Bilal at the earliest.