In a major development, Junaid Ashraf, son of the newly elected chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, is known to have joined terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen.
The development was also confirmed by the Jammu and Kashmir police.
It need be mentioned that the separatist leader had filed a missing report of his sone barely 24 hours earlier.
It was only earlier this week that Sehrai was appointed chairman of the separatist group after Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who held the post for 15 years, decided to step down.
The newly elected Hurriyat chief is a hardliner known for his radical ideology.
He appealed the Kashmiri youth to avoid being influenced by ISIS ideology or go to extremes, and read Islamic books instead.
Interestingly, Junaid holds an MBA degree from Kashmir University and reportedly hails from Tikipora village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara.>