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After The Crackdown On Hizbul, Terrorists Abduct Family Members Of Police Personnel In Jammu And Kashmir

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:


  • Terrorists abducted family members of police personnel in South Kashmir on Thursday night after NIA arrested son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Syed Salahuddin
  • The abductions were carried out after the terrorists raided houses of many policemen in the Kashmir Valley

Update at 10:45 AM:

Update at 10:45 AM:

Update at 10:30 AM: Here is the full sequence of the abductions so far:

Date - 29th of August, 2018

  • Asif Ahmad Rather, son of J&K Policeman Rafiq Ah Rather R/O abducted from Tral

Date - 30th of August, 2018

  • Nasir Ahmad Mir, son of policeman Ghulam Hassan Mir was abducted from Midoora village
  • Shabir Ahmad Zargar of Kangan Pulwama was abducted from his home was thrashed and let off later 
  • Mohd Shafi Mir, brother of policeman kidnapped
  • Zubair Ahmad Bhat, son of Policeman Mohd Maqbool Bhat 
  • Arif Ahmad Sankar,  Brother  of Inspector Nazir Ahmad Sankar 
  • Gowher Ahmad Malik, brother of Deputy superintendent abducted

Date - 31st of August, 2018

  • Nephew of Deputy superintendent M Syed shah kidnapped by the terrorists 
  • Yasir Ahmad Bhat, son of ASI Bashir Ahmad Bhat abducted by the Terrorist from Wathoo, Shopian

After National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested Syed Shakeel Ahmad, son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Syed Salahuddin, from his residence on Thursday morning, terrorists abducted family members of police personnel on Thursday night. The abductions were carried out after the terrorists raided houses of many policemen in the Kashmir Valley. The abductions were carried out from three districts namely Kulgam, Anantnag and Pulwama of South Kashmir. A High Alert has been sounded in the state of Jammu and Kashmir following the abduction.

Earlier on Wednesday, the son of Rafiq Ah Rather was kidnapped from Tral. The family members appealed to the kidnappers to release their son. 

"We are appealing to you with our hand folded, please leave him. See our condition. Leave him for God sake. We apologise to you for everything in case any mistake has been done from our side. For God sake leave our son", the mother of the child appealed to the terrorists. 

Within 24 hours, the terrorists abducted three civilians from Pulwama district. One victim was identified as Nasir Ahmad Mir, a resident of Midoora village while the other named Mohd. Shafi Mir is the brother of policeman Nazir Ahmad Mir.

Two more relatives of police personnel from Arwani Bijbhera of Anantnag district were kidnapped. One of them is the son of Policeman Mohd. Maqbool Bhat while the other is the brother of Inspector Nazir Ahmad Sankar. Gowher Ahmad Malik brother of Deputy superintendent Aijaz was kidnapped from Kulgam. 

Read: Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin's Son Arrested By NIA

This comes after NIA arrested Syed Shakeel Ahmad, son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Syed Salahuddin on Thursday. Shakeel, who works as a senior lab technician at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), was first raided by the agency before they took him in. The CRPF and local police were also present when he was taken into custody and as per inputs, the arrest was in relation to a terror funding case.

Earlier this year, he was questioned by the NIA related to the 2011 attacks. There were allegations against him of receiving funds sent by his father through wire transfer and used them to spread terror in the Kashmir valley. Shakeel becomes the second son of Salahudeen to have been arrested after one of his five brothers was also taken into custody by the NIA last year in relation to money laundering. 


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