SRINAGAR — Unknown gunmen on Saturday allegedly kidnapped a person said to be the brother of a militant who was recently apprehended in Nikloora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources said.
They said that some pistol-borne persons barged into the house of Shakeel Ahmad Sofi, son of Ghulam Mohammad, and took him along with them. A senior police officer said that searches have been launched to retrieve the kidnapped person.
Shakeel’s brother, Shamim Ahmad Sofi, was claimed to have been apprehended along with a pistol and ammunition in orchards of Nikloora village on October 1. As per police, Shahmim was associated with a Lashkar-e-Toiba.