Missing Kupwara student kidnapped, claims Maoist poster

Srinagar, Mar 5: Maoists have reportedly abducted Kashmiri student of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Odisha for the release of jailed Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda.
More than three weeks after a Kashmiri student of city-based AIIMS has gone missing, wall posters threatening to kill the missing MBBS student surfaced in the name of Maoists here in the early hours of Monday.
The handwritten posters bearing the name of banned CPI (Maoist) Odisha State Committee, which were put up on the walls of Baramunda bus stand area in the city, claimed that the missing Kashmiri student Suhail Aijaz has been kept under their custody and warned to release the jailed Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda within seven days or else they would kill the missing student.
Meanwhile, DCP Satyabrata Bhoi informed that Khandagiri Police has seized the posters and started an investigation in this regard.
However, Subhashree Panda (Mili), wife of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, said that posters found in the city were an attempt to deflect the investigation in connection to the missing medical student.
Subhashree also suspected the posters to be a handiwork of some unscrupulous elements as her husband has never been a member of CPI (Maoist).
Sabyasachi Panda was captured by Odisha police in Berhampur in 2014 and has been kept in jail since then.
Notably, 19-year-old Suhail, a resident of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district is pursuing MBBS at the AIIMS since 2016, left his hostel on February 9 and has been missing since then.