Srinagar, Mar 13: Militants today shot dead a man in Pinglina village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Ashiq Ahmad, resident of Pinglina, Pulwama was fired upon by militants, resulting in his on spot death.
He was working in Army but had left his job few months back. However, Army said he never took oath as a soldier.
Defence spokesman said that Showkat Ahmed Naik, son of Mohd Yousuf Naik never took oath as a soldier. He said Naik, resident of Pinglina was enrolled on January 15, in Territorial Army (TA) and went to JAK LI Regimental Center on Mar 21, 2018.
He, however, said that Naik went on three days leave on September 14, 2018 but he never returned. “He was declared deserter on September 17, 2018,” he said.
The spokesman further added that technically, after being declared deserter during training, he is a civilian. “We have no ex-recruit,” he added.