The first Kashmiri man to have joined terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has surrendered and is in the custody of US forces in Syria, according to his family.
His family and mother are shattered with the news and are now running pillar to post to bring him back.
Wada is believed to have informed his family — based in the Jawahar Nagar locality of Srinagar — about the development through an audio message on March 25.
The family has since approached Jammu & Kashmir Police and other agencies seeking help to bring their son back.
They have also sought an appointment with Governor Satya Pal Malik.
The authorities have reportedly informed the family that the process would be started after a new government assumes office in New Delhi.
Adil's mother as tears rolled down her cheeks. said We have written to several agencies for his release and we are hopeful.
We appeal to Narendra Modi and administration to bring our children back.
The father of Adil Ahmad, an MBA graduate, said that they received a voice note from him in March in which he says that the US-led forces in Syria have surrounded the group and are asking them to surrender.
"I want to return back and the US army has told us that if we surrender, we will be sent back to our countries," Adil is further heard saying in the March 25 voice note, according to his father.
According to his family, Adil married a Dutch national and had a five-year-old son, who died during a battle due to starvation.
They say his wife is in a refugee camp with Shamima Begum, a British-born woman, who left the UK in February 2015, to join the ISIS.
Otherwise shy, Adil, did his MBA from Queensland University in Australia and that's where his family believes he got radicalised and later travelled through Turkey to Syria.
"We have been surrounded by US forces. I am performing Istikhara (special prayer by Muslims when in need of guidance) and we have decided to surrender" Adil said to father Fayaz Ahmad Wada in the last voice note.
"He kept us in dark initially. He always told us that he joined for an NGO purportedly working with Syrian refugees. But we developed a suspicion in 2013" said Fayaz.