Son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman joins Hizbul Mujahideen

Representative image. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Srinagar Mar 24, 2018, 02.34 PM (IST)

The son of the newly elected chairman of Jammu and Kashmir's Tehreek-e-Hurriyat party, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, has reportedly joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Saturday.

"Junaid Ashraf, the 26-year-old son of Sehrai, has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group," a police official said, adding that Junaid Ashraf had been missing since Friday prayers.

A photo of Junaid Ashraf holding an AK 47 assault rifle and wearing an armour vest went viral on social media today, the official said.



The photo caption read "Junaid Ashraf, who has a master's degree in business administration from Kashmir University, has been code-named Amaar Bhai", the official said.

Ashraf Sehrai was appointed chairman of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) on March 19 replacing Syed Ali Shah Geelani who held the post for 15 years.

Junaid Ashraf's family had lodged a missing report with the police earlier today.