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Baramulla BJP leader abducted, later rescued, says J-K police

Police said Mehraj u Din Mallah, a ward member in Sopore’s Watergam, was abducted by unknown men at Marazigund Wednesday morning.

Written by Adil Akhzer | Srinagar | Updated: July 16, 2020 12:52:42 am
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A BJP youth wing leader and the vice president of a Municipal Committee in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district was kidnapped by unknown men on Wednesday morning. In the evening, police said they had “rescued” the leader.

Police said Mehraj u Din Mallah, a ward member in Sopore’s Watergam, was abducted by unknown men at Marazigund Wednesday morning.

Sopore SP Javid Iqbal told The Indian Express Mallah was affiliated with BJP. “He had not applied for security, but had accommodation in Srinagar. We don’t know if they were militants, but as per our reports, few people were in a Santro car. A manhunt was launched,” Iqbal said.

A relative of Mallah said Mallah had been taken by unknown men in a private car.

By Wednesday evening, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said the “person who was abducted in the morning has been rescued”. The police is yet to make clear who abducted Mallah and how he was rescued. Adil Akhzer

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