The family of a 22-year-old youth from Natipora area of Srinagar on Saturday made a passionate appeal for his return after his gun-wielding picture surfaced on the social media.
Danish Haneef Wani went missing soon after he left home for prayers in the nearby mosque on December 30.
However, a picture of Wani holding a gun and a copy of Qur’an in his hand surfaced on social media on Saturday.
According to the picture, Wani has joined Lashkar-e-Toiba militant group on January 8.
“He was never detained nor did he participate in any protest. He has completed his B.Com,” said Shoaib Haneef Wani, his younger brother.
A senior police officer said they were verifying the authenticity of the photograph.