10 BSF Soldiers Disappear From Army Train On Way To Jammu And Kashmir

| June 28 , 2018 , 08:54 IST

A total of 10 Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers on their way to Jammu and Kashmir went missing from a special army train between the railway stations of West Bengal's Bardhaman and Jharkhand's Dhanbad on Wednesday.

According to reports, a special train carrying 83 BSF jawans of the Bengal batallion had left from West Bengal's Murshidabad on the way to the Samba sector in Jammu on Wednesday but during a headcount at the Mughalsarai station in Uttar Pradesh, it was found that 10 were missing.

After they were found missing, their commander filed an FIR at the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mughalsarai stating that the jawans were "absent without leave."

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Jitendra Kumar Yadav, Sub Inspector, GRP Mughalsarai confirmed that an absconding report had been filed and investigations have been started.

"83 BSF jawans were going to Jammu and Kashmir in a special train. Out of them, 10 jawans went missing somewhere in between Dhanbad and Bardhaman without informing their commander. We have filed an absconding report and have started investigating the matter," Sub Inspector Yadav said.

The disappearance of the BSF jawans on Wednesday came on the same day that Special Police Officer (SPO) Irfan Ahmad Dar went missing with his AK-47 service rifle from Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore police station.

Later on Wednesday, the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group claimed that SPO Dar had joined their ranks.