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Son of New Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Joins Hizbul Mujahideen

The newly elected chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Mohammed Ashraf Sehrai, recently replaced Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

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The son of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, the newly elected chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, has reportedly joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Saturday, 24 March.

"Junaid Ashraf, the 26-year-old son of Sehrai, has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group," a police official said.

Sehrai was on 19 March appointed chairman of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Jammu and Kashmir, replacing Syed Ali Shah Geelani who held the post for 15 years.

The police official said Junaid Ashraf had been missing since Friday prayers.

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A photo of Junaid Ashraf holding an AK 47 assault rifle and wearing an armoured vest went viral on social media, the official said.

The newly elected chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Mohammed Ashraf Sehrai, recently replaced Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

The photo caption read "Junaid Ashraf, who has a master's degree in business administration from Kashmir University, has been code-named Amaar Bhai", the official said.

Junaid Ashraf's family had lodged a missing person report with the police earlier on Saturday.

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