Aligarh, Jan 8: The police today raided the premises of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in search for research scholar Mannan Bashir Wani who is reported to have joined Hizbul Mujahideen. The police carried out search operations in the Habib Hall of AMU on Monday. The police teams entered with force and carried out raids at AMU reportedly. Meanwhile, the AMU management has suspended Mannan Bashir Wani from the university.

“There are reports of him (Wani) joining Hizbul Mujahideen. Can’t reveal anything before verification, Aligarh SSP Rajesh Pandey told reporters.

The raid came after reports that Wani joined the terror group Hizbul Mujahideen after he took a break to visit his home in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Wani’s photograph, holding what appeared to be an AK assault rifle, appeared on social media on Sunday.

It’s My Bad Luck, Says Wani’s Father

Shocked by the reports of his son joining a terrorist organisation, Mannan Wani’s father said it was difficult for him to believe what he has been told. “It is my bad luck. Our family is pained over what he has done. He is a talented boy. If he had issues, he should have addressed it in some other way. Wasn’t expecting this from him,” Bashir Wani told reporters.

Wani had left AMU a few days ago and had reached Delhi. He was believed to be on his way home in Kupwara district’s Lolab Valley and should have been home three days back, but didn’t. Wani’s family filed a missing report after his photograph appeared on the social media, local media reports said.

Earlier this month, AMU also ordered a probe after it received a letter warning the University of ‘criminal elements’ sheltered in some of its hostels. The letter was received by the university proctor on January 2 following the arrest of four robbers who had confessed that they would hide in rooms of an Aligarh Muslim University hostel after robbing people of their valuables.