Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Saturday said that the army man who deserted his unit in Baramulla earlier this month has joined the outfit.
Zahoor Ahmad Thokar of 173 Territorial Army went missing along with his service rifle from his camp in Baramulla on the night of July 5.
In an e-mailed statement to KNS news agency, the Hizb spokesman, Saleem Hashmi said: “Zahoor Ahamd Thokar has joined the militant ranks.”
He said a meeting of Hizb command Council was held, which was presided over by Hizb chief, Syed Salah-ud-din.
“In the meeting, glee was expressed over Thokar’s joining the militant ranks,” the Hizb spokesman said.