Abducted Cop found dead in Shopian
Srinagar: In a third such incident in a month, a Jammu and Kashmir policeman, who was abducted by suspected militants from the restive south Kashmir’s Shopian district yesterday, was found dead Friday morning.
Official sources said the bullet-perforated body of constable Javid Ahmad Dar was found by locals in a village at 7 am today.
Sources said two to three suspected militants had abducted Javid from near his residence in Vehil village of Shopian district around 9: 30 pm last night following which a security alert was sounded and a massive manhunt was launched.
Floral tributes were paid to Javid at District Police Lines Shopian where a wreath-laying ceremony was held following which his body was handed over to his family.
It is the third incident in past more than a month in south Kashmir which has been reeling under protests and shutdown since the past two years after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
On June 14, suspected militants abducted an army man, Aurangzeb, a resident of Poonch in Jammu, from Kalampora village of Pulwama. His bullet riddled body was later recovered from Gusoo village of the district.
In a similar incident, suspected militants also abducted a cop working as a head constable with Special Operations Group (SOG) camp of Pulwama from his residence in Navpora, Lassipora. He was, however, released on the next day.