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Stone-pelter joins Hizbul Mujahideen days after escaping from jail

Zubair Ahmad Turray, chronic stone pelter of Shopian town in south Kashmir, who managed to escape from the jail just 15 days ago, where he was lodged for stone pelting, today announced that he has joined terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
 
“Zubair Ahmad Turray (23) son of Bashir Ahmad Turray had fled from the Shopian district jail on May 1. Since then the town was observing continuous protests demanding his whereabouts,” a senior police officer said, adding, “He was arrested in 2016 on stone pelting charges and PSA was also slapped on him.”
 
In a video clip of five minutes Zubair Turray announced his joining of militancy wearing army dress.
 
“I was slapped with Public safety Act several times and even court quashed all of them but I was not released. I was facing illegal detention since three months,” Zubair said in a video clip.
 
“Every effort of my father to get me released was failed.I appeal my father, Bashir Ahmad Turray not to worry for me,” Zubair said.
 
Exhibiting arms and ammunition on a table in front of him Zubair asked people to support “freedom struggle” and said that he would carry forward his mission.
 
Shopian town was observing continuous shutdown from last four days demanding after his parents told that he was missing from the police custody. Even the Hurriyat leaders demanded the whereabouts of Zubair.
 
Zubair was first arrested when he was of 11 years. He has spent many years in different jails and has been slapped with draconian Public Safety Act.

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