Srinagar: 21 days after three labourers from Rajouri went missing from Kashmir’s Shopian district, the families of the missing labourers on Sunday registered an FIR at Peeri Police Post, in Rajouri district.
Hailing from Rajouri’s Peeri Tehsil, Imtiaz Ahmed son of Sagar Hussain, Ibrar Ahmed, son of Bagha Khan and IbrarAhmed son of Mohammad Yousuf, left their homes on 16th July to find work in Kashmir. Amidst the lockdown, the trio managed to reach Shopian district where as per family, they rented a room, and purchased some essentials.
Speaking to Free Press Kashmir, a relative of one of the missing persons said, “the last time we spoke to them was on July 17, after that we were not able to establish any contact with them.”
Social activist from Rajouri, Guftar Ahmed Chowdhary told Free Press Kashmir, “the family members were apprehensive that they might have been put in quarantine given the inter-district travel and might contact soon. Days turned into weeks, and when they lost patience, they reached out to me, after which we registered the FIR.”
SSP Shopian Amrit Paul Singh said, “we are investigating the case.” (FPK)