- Constable Javed Ahmed Dar was kidnapped from Shopian
- He was on his way to a chemist when terrorists abducted him
- 5 terrorists were killed in an encounter in April this year in Kachdoora
A policeman who was kidnapped by terrorists in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday was found dead this morning with multiple bullet wounds. Constable Javed Ahmed Dar was kidnapped from near his home in Vehil when he had gone to buy medicine last evening, said the police.
Javed Ahmed was a personal security officer to Senior Superintendent of Police Shailendra Mishra.
He was kidnapped from a village where security forces had killed five terrorists in an encounter in April.
Security forces launched an operation to locate the constable. His body was found by the road at Dangam in Shopian.
The Jammu and Kashmir police paid tribute to the constable in a wreath laying ceremony.
Last month, army soldier Aurangzeb was kidnapped by terrorists in Pulwama district and shot dead. The soldier, on leave for Eid, was travelling in a car to Shopian when terrorists blocked the way and took him away. He was shot in the head and neck.
Security forces had suspended anti-terror cordon and search operations in Jammu and Kashmir under a peace initiative for Ramzan.
Security officials say during this period, Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a huge spurt in terror activity as well as crime.
On June 14, senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was killed by terrorists in the heart of Srinagar.
Days later, the BJP later pulled down the coalition government led by former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, attributing the deterioration in the law and order situation as one of the key reasons.