Kashmiri student not abducted by Maoists: Police

Srinagar, Mar 5: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday evening said that Kashmiri student, missing in Odisha for the past one month has not been abducted by Maoists. A spokesman said here that there is no proof that Kashmiri student Suhail Aijaz Kataria who went missing from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhu-baneswar since February 9 has been abducted. He said there is no substantial confirmed evidence that Suhail, a resident of Kupwara has been abducted. The news is reportedly based on only a handwritten poster pasted on the wall of Baramunda Bus Stand Bhubeneshwar. He said SSP Kupwara is in continuous contact with the concerned Police authorities and on Monday he spoke to DCP Bhubeneshwar Mr Satiabrata about the veracity of the contents of the poster. The DCP Bhubeneshwar has told him that the poster seems to be pasted by some unscrupulous elements being hand written just to deflect the investigation process. DCP also said that the DGP of Odisha had convened a meeting with senior officers to review the progress of the case. DCP further informed that the search of the missing boy is going-on vigorously and they are investigating the matter from all angles, besides they have also sensitized other adjoining states about the missing boy. SSP Kupwara also said that he has spoken to the father of the boy stationed at Bhubaneshwar who told him that the poster is fake and Bhubeneshwar Police is working very hard to ascertain the whereabouts of his son. He further told that he has full confidence on working of Bhubeneshwar Police.