Srinagar: Government forces rescued a policeman minutes after he was allegedly abducted by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday night.
Official sources told a local news agency that the gunmen had abducted the policeman–Shakeel Ahmad Bhat–from his residence in Thairen, Shopian.
Soon, a joint team of the police and the army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifle launched an operation, rescuing the cop successfully amid a brief gunfight.
However militants managed to flee, taking advantage of darkness, they said. (GNS)