Srinagar, Aug 21: Family of missing scholar’s family Friday demanded CBI probe and appealed Director General of Police to help them to get their son back.
Scholar Hilal Ahmed Dar from Bemina area of Srinagar, who was pursuing PhD, went missing on June 14 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. The family said that Dar was an “honest, dedicated and a responsible person.”
Police had claimed that Dar has joined militant ranks, a claim vehemently refuted by family.
The family members emerged in Press Enclave Srinagar on Friday and staged a peaceful protest, demanding CBI probe into the missing incident.
“We appeal to the LG, DGP and Central Government that help us in tracing him so that justice may be done with trekker Hilal Ahmad Dar since he is innocent,” the family said. “He was not doing any unlawful activity.”
Nisar Ahmed, the maternal uncle of Hilal Ahmed told KNT that they have spent over Rs one lakh to trace the missing scholar. “We even offered cash to trekkers but so for they are unable to find missing scholar,” he said.
“We die every day in his absence and that moment is very painful for us when any news of any dead body found in any area reaches to 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 reason behind his disappearance will come to fore,” the protesting family members said. (KNT)