Thu, September 20, 2012

Policeman abducted, rescued in Indian-controlled Kashmir

2012-09-20 16:23:16 GMT2012-09-21 00:23:16(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Indian army and police Thursday rescued an abducted policeman in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.

The policeman was abducted Thursday afternoon by unidentified youth in Baramulla town, 52 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"Mushtaq Ahmad head constable who is presently performing his duties with police station Baramulla was kidnapped by some miscreants near Sabzi Market, Baramulla," said a police spokesman. "Police immediately swung into action and planned a rescue operation with Army and rescued the kidnapped official from old town, Baramulla."

Reports said, the Indian policeman was abducted from the marketplace by some young people in a bid to seek release of a youth arrested by police on charges of stone pelting in the town, two days back. The policeman was in the market doing some shopping, when a group of youth dragged him towards old locality.

The policeman was held captive for more than two hours and later on released in wake of the hunt launched by contingents of police and army.

Clashes in the town broke out some days back over the anti- Islam movie.

Police has registered a case and ordered investigations.


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