A high-level investigation is under way into the disappearance of a man in Kupwara district on August 31, Jammu and Kashmir Law Minister Abdul Haq Khan said on Sunday.

Speaking at an event to mark the Human Rights Day in Srinagar, Khan said people should have faith in the police investigation, Greater Kashmir reported. He did not give any more details.

On August 31, two young men, Manzoor Ahmad and his brother Nasrullah, both from Devar in Kupwara district, disappeared after going to an Army camp in the hills. Nasrullah was found severely injured later that evening, but Manzoor has not been heard from since then.

Nasrullah had claimed that they were taken to separate rooms in the Army camp and tortured. His kidneys were damaged.