Junaid Ashraf, son of Sehrai join HM

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SRINAGAR: The son of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, the newly elected chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, has joined Hizbul Mujahideen. A police official said that Junaid Ashraf, 26-year-old son of Sehrai, has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group. He has done MBA from Kashmir University and was missing since yesterday.
Sehrai was appointed chairman of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Jammu and Kashmir, on March 19 replacing Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who held the post for 15 years.
The police official said Junaid Ashraf, is a resident of Jehangir Colony in Srinagar’s Baghat area, had been missing since Friday prayers yesterday. “The family has lodged a missing report with us. His brother Rashid Ashraf Khan arrived at the police station today afternoon. He told us that his brother Khan is missing since yesterday,” said a police official.
The family, as per police, has stated in the missing report that Junaid had went for Friday prayers and had told his family that he will return in the evening after repairing his mobile phone at Lal Chowk.
A photo of Junaid Ashraf alias Amaar Bhai, holding an AK 47 assault rifle and wearing an armor vest went viral on social media today. The message with the picture suggests that Khan has joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit.
Also picture of Aabid Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Khangund, Tral, wielding a gun has gone viral on social media. Abid, son of a police head constable Mohammad Maqbool has announced his joining Jaish-e-Mohammad with a code name of Umar Bhai. Police requested the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and families of other youth who have joined militant ranks to persuade their sons to “shun the path of violence” and return to their homes.