Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 | Last Update : 11:34 PM IST

114th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra28428115814011194 Tamil Nadu1563691074162236 Delhi118645976933545 Karnataka51422197301037 Gujarat45567321742090 Uttar Pradesh43441266751046 Telangana4110827295396 Andhra Pradesh3804419393492 West Bengal36117211451023 Rajasthan2713419970538 Haryana2400218185322 Bihar2155814101167 Madhya Pradesh2037814127689 Assam197551355555 Odisha1539210877103 Jammu and Kashmir125166446222 Kerala10276486238 Punjab90946277230 Jharkhand4783251342 Chhatisgarh4754248521 Uttarakhand3982299550 Goa3108181719 Tripura228116043 Manipur176411290 Puducherry174394722 Himachal Pradesh137797110 Nagaland9163910 Chandigarh63547611 Arunachal Pradesh4911533 Meghalaya377492 Mizoram2671600 Sikkim235870
  India   All India  28 Aug 2019  Militants kill 2 nomads a week after abduction

Militants kill 2 nomads a week after abduction

THE ASIAN AGE. | YUSUF JAMEEL
Published : Aug 28, 2019, 2:18 am IST
Updated : Aug 28, 2019, 2:18 am IST

A report, not denied or confirmed by the authorities, said that Ahmed was beheaded by the abductors.

Two members of nomadic Gujjar community abducted by suspected militants from woods in Jammu and Kashmir’s southern Pulwama district last week have been found murdered, the police said here on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)
 Two members of nomadic Gujjar community abducted by suspected militants from woods in Jammu and Kashmir’s southern Pulwama district last week have been found murdered, the police said here on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

SRINAGAR: Two members of nomadic Gujjar community abducted by suspected militants from woods in Jammu and Kashmir’s southern Pulwama district last week have been found murdered, the police said here on Tuesday.

This is first such incident in J&K after the restive state was stripped of its special status and bifurcated into two Union Territories three weeks ago.

The police said that Abdul Qadeer Kohli of the state’s frontier Rajouri district and Manzoor Ahmed of Khonmoh area of Srinagar were abducted by unidentified gunmen from “Dhok” (shack) from forested area Lachi Top of Tral tehsil of Pulwama district during the intervening night of August 19 and 20.

On Monday night, the bullet-riddled corpse of Kohli was found by a search and rescue party, comprising members of Gujjar community and local police in the same area. Ahmed too was found murdered on Tuesday, the officials said. A report, not denied or confirmed by the authorities, said that Ahmed was beheaded by the abductors.

Separately, two militants were arrested by the security forces during a reported encounter in north-western Baramulla district on Tuesday, the officials said. They added that “weapons and warlike stores” were recovered from the duo.

Giving the details of the operation, the officials said that the security forces including the Army, J&K police’s counterinsurgency special operations group (SOG) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) laid siege to an area in Baramulla to conduct searches. “During the operations, two militants were arrested and warlike stores including weapons recovered from them,” they said.

The CRPF tweeted, “53rd Battalion of CRPF, Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted a joint operation and apprehended two terrorists in Baramulla, J-K. Warlike stores recovered”.

Tags: gujjar community, union territories