Army jawan, involved in encounter of terrorist Sameer Tiger, kidnapped from Shopian

Shopian: An Army jawan involved in the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sameer Tiger was allegedly kidnapped from the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, the jawan has been identified as Aurangzeb and is a resident of Poonch.

However, news Agency ANI claimed that the jawan was kidnapped from the Pulwama district.

The kidnapped jawan was going home after completing his duty when he was intercepted by a group of heavily-armed terrorists who took him away at the gunpoint.

He was travelling onboard a bus and headed towards his home when he was abducted.

The J&K Police has begun a formal investigation into the matter and the 23 Rashtriya Rifles, with which the jawan was attached, has been duly informed.

His kidnapping comes several weeks after two dreaded Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including Sameer Tiger, were gunned down in a fierce encounter in Pulwama.

Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Sameer Tiger, who was the local Hizbul Mujahideen commander, was killed in the encounter at the Drubgam village of Pulwama district in May.

He was an A++ category terrorist and wanted in connection with several terrorist attacks in the area.

His killing was part of the Indian Army's all-out offensive against the Pakistan-backed terrorists active in the Kashmir Valley.

The Narendra Modi government at the Centre had earlier given a go-ahead to the Army and the other secur...

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