SRINAGAR, MAY 14: While claiming that Hizb founder Ahsan Dar was not missing, a family member on Monday said that “not everyone in the family knew about his whereabouts”.
Earlier, a nephew of the former commander Suhail Dar said that they had no whereabouts of their uncle. He said that they had last talked to Ahsan on March 21 on the phone and since then his phone was powered off.
However, another nephew of Dar, who identified himself as Dawood Yousuf, said they are in contact with their uncle.
“The missing report regarding my uncle is baseless and we have all his whereabouts, we are in contact with him,” he said.
Yousuf said the family member quoted in the news reports had no information about it. “We even met him some time ago. I used to talk to him. Everyone didn’t know his location because he preferred to stay at a place since his health was deteriorating,” he said.
SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said that Dar has been traced in Jammu.
Dar was residing in Pattan area of district of Baramulla. He was a teacher before joining militancy which earned him nom de guerre Master Ahsan Dar.
He is believed to be crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in 1984 and later again in 1988. He was arrested in 1989. Dar founded Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit in 1992.