Jawan missing in J&K likely kidnapped by terrorists, burnt car found abandoned in Kulgam: Army

A Territorial Army (TA) jawan has been missing since Sunday evening in Jammu and Kashmir and his vehicle was found burnt in J&K’s Kulgam district.

A Territorial Army (TA) jawan has been missing since Sunday evening in Jammu and Kashmir and his vehicle was found burnt in J&K’s Kulgam district, officials said on Monday.

The officials suspect that he might have been kidnapped by militants.

Rifleman Shakir Manzoor of 162 Battalion (TA) went missing on Sunday and his vehicle was found abandoned and burnt in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, an Army spokesperson said.

It is suspected that the soldier, a resident of neighbouring Shopian district, has been abducted by militants, the spokesperson said.

The official Twitter handle of Chinar Corps-Indian Army had tweeted on Monday about the missing jawan and said: “Rifleman Shakir Manzoor of 162 Battalion (TA), is missing since 1700hrs yesterday. His abandoned burnt car has been found near #Kulgam. It is suspected that the soldier has been abducted by terrorists. Search op in progress”.

Officials said a vehicle registered in the name of Muzzaffar Manzoor, a resident of Shopian district, was set ablaze by unknown persons at Rambhama area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district late Sunday night.

The Army has launched an operation to trace him, he added.

Source: India Today

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