He had arrived at his native village on April 12 and had been missing since Saturday night, police officials said.
Photographs showing Mir carrying an AK-47 rifle went viral on social media on Monday with a message declaring that he has joined the Hizb. The soldier, according to the picture, joined the Hizbul Mujahideen on Sunday.According to the picture, Idrees has studied till BSc second year and was serving in the Army's 12 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) in Bihar.
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The text slapped on the photo of Mir, also known as Chota Abrar, says he joined the home-grown militant outfit on April 15. In a separate incident, an Army porter was killed in cross-border shelling along the Line of Control in Uri of North Kashmir's Baramulla on Monday.
His call records and other activities were being probed by the police to ascertain whether he was in touch with any anti-national elements, they said. The Army maintains that he has been "missing" and has no confirmation about his joining the terror outfit. The Jammu and Kashmir police official said that the jawan had joined the terror group on Sunday. "He has joined Hizbul Mujahideen". Although an inquiry is being conducted, the police believe the soldier was unhappy with his next posting in Jharkhand, which could be one of the reasons behind quitting the armed forces. Both were shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment.