Militants abduct kin of 6 policemen in south Kashmir


Militants last night struck at various places in south Kashmir and abducted kin of policemen, PTI reported.

The militants’ action came on a day when the police arrested father of two militants including Commander Riyaz Naiko and Lateef tiger.

As per PTI Police did not immediately gave any official statement and said they were trying to ascertain reports of abductions.

However, officials privy to the development, said that at least six people, whose family members were working in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, have been picked up by militants from Shopian, Kulgam, Anantnag and Awantipora.

Among those abducted included brother of a deputy superintendent of police.

Government forces have went on rampage yesterday after killing of four policemen in Shopian in south Kashmir and damaged some houses belonging to militants.

In a related development, kin of a policeman, who was abducted from Ganderbal district in central Kashmir, was released after being mercilessly beaten up.

Militants last night abducted Yasir Ahmad Bhat son of Police sub inspector Bashir Ahmad Bhat from his home at Watho in Shopian.

Sub Inspector Bashir is posted in Budgam.

SHO Keegam Arf Ahmad confirmed the abduction by militants and told that a manhunt has been launched to trace him.

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