Srinagar: A Bharatiya Janta Party leader from north Kashmir’s Watergam area of district Baramulla was allegedly abducted by unidentified men earlier today from his residence.
“The abducted Meraj Ud Din Malla is the chairman of Baramulla’s BJP committee, he is also Vice President of Municipal Committee Watergam Baramulla,” Mudasir Ahmad Wani north Kashmir party in-charge told the Kashmir Walla.
A local news gathering agency, Kashmir In-depth News Service (KINS), quoting locals reported that some unknown persons came Wednesday morning and kidnapped Mr. Malla from his home in North’s Kashmir Baramulla district.
“Before anybody could react, he was taken away,” locals said.
Senior Superintendent of Police Sopore Javid Iqbal said police have launched a manhunt to trace him, “We are looking into it who took him away,” he told KINS.
In the last five days, at least two youth leaders of the Bhartiya Janta Party from north Kashmir have resigned from their posts.
On Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president from Baramulla, Marouf Bhat tendered his resignation from the party.
“I hereby resign from the BJYM as a member and any post I held as part of it. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to work for the party,” Mr. Bhat said.
While on Tuesday, BJP’s Vice President for Kupwara Asif Ahmad also resigned from the party. (with inputs from KINS)