Armyman from Pulwama, posted in Baramulla, deserts camp along with rifle

Officials said that he has decamped with AK 47 rifle and three magazines. A manhunt has been launched to track the soldier. Army has also issued alert to it's formations in Valley to remain alert after the incident. Officials suspect the soldier could have joined militant ranks.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: July 6, 2017 12:30 pm
Pulwama, missing army soldier, Deserted pulwama post, Soldier decamped An Army soldier from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district who was currently posted in Baramulla has deserted his camp along with a service rifle (Source: ANI)

An Army soldier from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district who was currently posted in Baramulla has deserted his camp along with a service rifle. Officials suspect that he could have joined militant ranks.

Officials said that sepoy Zahoor Ahmad Thokar of Sirnoo village in Pulwama who was posted at TA battalion at Gantmulla in Baramulla district has deserted his camp during the intervening night of July 5 and 6.

Officials said that he has decamped with AK 47 rifle and three magazines. A manhunt has been launched to track the soldier. Army has also issued alert to it’s formations in Valley to remain alert after the incident. Officials suspect the soldier could have joined the militant ranks. There have been many instances of policemen decamping with rifles and joining militancy, especially in South Kashmir.

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  1. Babu Gupta
    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm
    Terrorism has no religion. But all terrorists are muslims. They can even be traitors for their own country in name of jihad and will not hesitate to kill innocents including children and women. A world wide phenomenon now, not limited to India only.
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      Vnk
      Jul 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm
      Even after army trg and service, the musalta was brainwashed by mullas terrorists. Catch and shoot him. Throw separatists, terrorists and their supporters in Kashmir or Delhi on the other side of LoC. Why these goondas are allowed here?
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      1. vihari naidu
        Jul 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm
        You can't expect discipline from the followers of a medieval uncivilized religion of barbarians.
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          dv1936
          Jul 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm
          India's stupid policy of sticking to art 370 can only produce such incidents. To save Kashmir being grabbed by P'stan Indianise Kashmir
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          1. Abhishek Bhowmick
            Jul 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm
            Bloody traitor !
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