Srinagar: Family members of the young Srinagar scholar who went missing in June this year have demanded a CBI probe and appealed Director General of Police to help them to get their son back.
The PhD scholar, Hilal Ahmed Dar, from Bemina area of Srinagar, went missing on June 14 this year during a trekking expedition to high altitude Naranag in the Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. While his four other friends returned home the same evening, Dar did not.
When the family raised the issue with authorities and held sit-ins to demand help in finding their son, Police said that Dar has joined militant ranks — a claim vehemently refuted by the family.
The family members emerged in Press Enclave Srinagar again on Friday and staged a peaceful protest, demanding CBI probe into the missing incident.
“We appeal to the Lieutenant Governor, Director General of Police and Central Government to help us in tracing him,” the family said, adding that theor son is innocent and was not involved in any unlawful activity.
“He was honest, dedicated and a responsible person.”
Nisar Ahmed, the maternal uncle of Hilal Ahmed told Kashmir News Trust that they have spent over one lakh rupees to trace the missing scholar. “We even offered cash to trekkers to help us find him but so far they are unable to do so,” he said.
“We die every day in his absence and that moment is so painful for us when any news of a dead body found in any area reaches us,” Nisar Ahmed said.
“We will be highly obliged and thankful if government will help us so that a highly educated and disciplined student is allowed to lead a dignified and respectable life. We want a CBI probe so that the reason behind his disappearance will come to fore,” the protesting family members said. KNT
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