Media reports of Army jawan's abduction in J&K's Budgam incorrect, he is safe: Defence Ministry - watsupptoday.com
Media reports of Army jawan's abduction in J&K's Budgam incorrect, he is safe: Defence Ministry
Posted 09 Mar 2019 12:23 PM

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The defence ministry on Saturday clarified that no soldier has been abducted contrary to reports that an Army jawan has been kidnapped by terrorists while on leave from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district."Media reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier on leave from Qazipora, Chadoora, Budgam (J&K) are incorrect. Individual is safe. Speculations may please be avoided," said the defence ministry.

On Friday night, reports emerged that Army jawan was kidnapped by militants while he was on leave and at his residence in Qazipora, Chadoora in Budgam.The Army jawan was reported missing from on Friday evening with police suspecting he could have been abducted by a terror group.This comes at a time when Kashmir is simmering with tensions ever since the Pulwama terror attack by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist, which killed 40 CRPF jawans.Amid tensions, the Centre has rushed large numbers of additional forces to Kashmir even as a face-off with Pakistan continues unabated.

The abduction reports come after 22-year-old Lt Ummer Fayaz was abducted and killed by terrorists who picked him up from his residence in Kashmir in 2017.Ummer Fayaz was on leave for his sister's wedding.In another incident, Rifleman Aurangzeb was similarly abducted and killed in 2018 while he was on leave and going home for Eid. Aurangzeb's bullet-riddled body was found later.

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