Aggrieved at being posted in Bihar and not Kashmir, an Indian soldier has now reportedly joined the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.
The soldier has been identified as Mir Idrees Sultan, a resident of the Shopian district in south Kashmir.
The news emerged after an image of him holding an AK-47 rifle went viral on social media.
The 23-year-old is said to have joined the Indian Army about three years ago and was a part of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry(JAKLI) regiment.
He was recently posted to Bihar’s Danapur and the police have figured that the relocation did not suit him.
He had even been vocal about it, said police sources.
According to the details, Sultan had come to Shopian on leave and was set to return to Bihar on Tuesday.
But it turned out that he left home but never returned.
The family confirmed the news to the police, who have now lodged a missing complaint.
While defense sources are reportedly maintaining that Sultan is missing, a probe is under way and the army is trying to find out if the soldier has indeed joined Hizbul Mujahideen.
The army is reportedly also probing on how Sultan got in touch with the militant group and if he has leaked any critical information to them.>