Army jawan safe, not abducted, media reports false: Defence Ministry
Budgam : Dismissing missing reports of an Army soldier, the Defence Ministry on Saturday clarified that the Army jawan is safe.
Issuing an official statement, the Ministry said, ”Media reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier(Mohammad Yaseen) on leave from Qazipora, Chadoora, Budgam(J&K) are incorrect. Individual is safe. Speculations may please be avoided.”
Clarification. Media reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier on leave from Qazipora, Chadoora, Budgam are incorrect. Individual is safe. Speculations may please be avoided.@PMOIndia @nsitharaman @DefenceMinIndia @PIB_India @adgpi— Defence Spokesperson (@SpokespersonMoD) March 9, 2019
Earlier, on Friday, it was reported that an Army personnel, identified as Mohammad Yaseen from Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, has been abducted by 4 armed terrorists from his residence. The family members of the Yaseen had informed the police about the incident following which a search party was formed.
In a similar case, last year, Aurangzeb - a rifleman with 44 Rashtriya Rifles - was kidnapped and shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama when he was travelling in a private vehicle, on his way home in Poonch to celebrate Eid with his family.
Aurangzeb's murder was followed by the killing of two policemen and a CRPF jawan when they were home on leave.