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Defence ministry says reports of soldier’s abduction in Kashmir’s Budgam incorrect
jkupdate.com | 09-Mar-2019 08:43 AM
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  • The reports of abduction of a soldier in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam are incorrect, the defence ministry said Saturday morning, adding that the “individual is safe”.




NEW DELHI: The reports of abduction of a soldier in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam are incorrect, the defence ministry said Saturday morning, adding that the “individual is safe”.

“Media reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier(Mohammad Yaseen) on leave from Qazipora, Chadoora, Budgam(J&K) are incorrect. Individual is safe. Speculations may please be avoided,” said the defence ministry statement.

On Friday evening, media reports said that soldier Yaseen Bhat, who is currently on leave was kidnapped from his home in Qazipora Chadoora by unknown gunmen.

Reports cited Officials said that Bhat was at his home at Qazipora when some unidentified gunmen abducted Bhat, who was from Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI), is on leave from February 26 till March 30.

In June, an army soldier Aurangzeb of 44 Rashtriya Rifles posted in south Kashmir’s Shopian district was abducted by militants and his bullet-riddled body was found 10 kilometers away from the place of kidnapping.

Aurangzeb, a resident of Poonch in Jammu was on way to his home to celebarate Eid when militants abducted him.

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