BHOPAL.  A research scholar at Aligarh Muslim University, named Mannan Wani has been suspended following reports that he may have joined Hizbul Mujahideen. The scholar disappeared last week. He had even submitted his own research paper on water conservation during a three-day international seminar in Bhopal two years ago.

AISECT university PRO Sameer Chaudhary did not respond to calls from TOI. 

This seminar was about the Environmental Energy, Water Conservation and Society — was organised by AISECT University from March 15-18, 2016, said IG (intelligence) Makrand Deoskar told media.

“There is no other input about him other than this,” said the officer, responding to media inquiries at police HQ.

The police is still in the search of Mannan Wani.