Police blames Lashkar-e-Taiba
Bandipora, Apr 5: In a second such incident in as many days, suspected militants abducted a man and injured his father in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district late last night, police said.
A spokesman, in a statement, said that militants barged into the house of Abdul Gaffar Bhat in Hajin around 11:15 pm and beat up the inmates.
They abducted both Gaffar and his son Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, said the spokesman, adding that Gaffar managed to escape from their custody despite suffering an injury.
“Abdul Gaffar has been hospitalised where he is being treated, but his son Manzoor is still with the militants. A massive manhunt to trace the abducted person has been launched,” said the spokesman.
In a similar incident, gunmen abducted and killed another civilian, Naseer Ahmad Sheikh, in Hajin on Monday night.
Meanwhile, Police held a local militant responsible for the abduction and killing incidents in Hajin town of North kashmir’s Bandipora district.
A police official said that initial investigation so far has revealed that one Muhammd Saleem Parrey of Hajin, who joined the militancy last summer and is associated with militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, is the mastermind behind the last two abductions in Hajin; in the first instance the militants killed the abductee..
“Evidences collected so far indicate that, Saleem along with his non local accomplices on the 3rd of April, went to the house of in-laws of Naseer Ahmed Parrey, fired on the inmates injuring three of them, and abducted Naseer.”
“They fired at two ladies and they were brutally beaten as well. Both of them are under treatment at hospital.”
“Consequently Naseer was found dead the other day in the outskirts of Hajin, with three firearm injuries in his abdomen.”
“Further, the group with Saleem as the key conspirator barged into the house of Abdul Gaffar Bhat and took Gaffar and his 24 years old son Manzoor with them.”
“Gaffar managed to escape even after sustaining firearm injury.”
“Police has started process of tracing the abducted person. Pertinently he is a Shepherd by profession.”
“Cases have already been registered in both incidents and investigations are on.” (CNS)