Within 12 hours of launching a manhunt, the Jammu-Kashmir police on Wednesday, rescued BJP leader Mehraj-U-Din Malla who was kidnapped outside his residence in J&K’s Sopore district, by an unknown person, earlier in the day. Malla serves as a vice president of the Municipal Committee (MC) Watergam Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The armed forces in coordination with the Jammu-Kashmir police had launched a manhunt after the incident.
BJP leader from Jammu and Kashmir kidnapped by terrorists; forces launch manhunt
A week ago, BJP leader Sheikh Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Bashir were injured when terrorists opened fire on them outside Bari’s shop near police station Bandipora at around 9 pm on Wednesday. They were rushed to the district hospital where they succumbed to injuries. Police said that two Lashkar terrorists – Abid Haqqani from Papchan area of Bandipora and a Pakistani terrorist, were identified as the shooters. 9 Police officers who were sanctioned for Bari’s personal security were not present during the shooting and have since been suspended for dereliction of duty.44