Army jawan abducted by militants in Kashmir, say police

SRINAGAR: An army jawan, posted in the militant stronghold of Shopian in south Kashmir, was abducted by militants Thursday, police here said.

Rajouri resident Aurangzeb, who was picked up from Kalampora area in Pulwama, was proceeding on leave for Eid, officials said.

He belongs to 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and is at present posted with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian, they said.

At about 9 am today, army men from the unit stopped a car asking the driver to drop Aurangzeb in Shopian, officials said, recounting what had happened.

Militants stopped the vehicle as it approached Kalampora and abducted the jawan. Police are investigating the case. The Army is also conducting an inquiry into the incident, they said.


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