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A photo of Junaid Ashraf holding an AK 47 assault rifle and wearing an armor vest went viral on social media today
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.
Junaid Ahmed son of Ashraf Sehrai has reportedly joined Hizbul Mujahideen. He is MBA. Sehrai recently replaced Syed Ali Geelani as head of Tehreek e Hurriyat. Family has lodged missing report few days back. #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/DkuZGnJnZR— Zakir Khan (@ZakirKhan012) March 24, 2018
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.