Panch missing since 19 Aug, police decline comment on audio claiming killing

The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

Most Read This Week

A Panch from Khonmoh area in outskirts of Srinagar is missing after he reportedly went to Shopian on 19 August; an unverified audio by militants claim that they have killed him.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that the family of the Panch, Nissar Ahmad Bhat of Khonmoh, has filed a report with police, stating that he left for Shopian on August 19 and is missing since then. Unnamed police sources told the agency that Panch had been booked under PSA in 1995 and there are as many as 12 FIR registered against him.

A senior police officer confirmed that a missing reported has been filed but declined to comment on purported audio released by the militants in which they claimed to have killed the panch and “did not return the body due to covid-19 pandemic.”

Earlier, a territorial army trooper, who was kidnapped from Kulgam on 2 August has also been claimed to have been killed by the militants in a similar unconfirmed audio message. (GNS)

Choose a plan as per your location

Latest News

Stop teaching during school hrs or face action: ADC Sopore warns coaching centres

The authorities on Saturday warned coaching institutions, operating in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, of strict action...

More Articles Like This