Shopian: An Army jawan involved in the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sameer Tiger was allegedly kidnapped from the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to reports, the jawan, whose identity has not been disclosed, was kidnapped from Shopian.
The kidnapped jawan was going home after completing his duty when he was intercepted by a group of heavily-armed terrorists who took him away at the gunpoint.
He was travelling onboard a bus and headed towards his home when he was abducted.
His kidnapping comes several weeks after two dreaded Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including Sameer Tiger, were gunned down in a fierce encounter in Pulwama.
Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Sameer Tiger, who was the local Hizbul Mujahideen commander, was killed in the encounter at the Drubgam village of Pulwama district in May.
He was an A++ category terrorist and wanted in connection with several terrorist attacks in the area.
His killing was part of the Indian Army’s all-out offensive against the Pakistan-backed terrorists active in the Kashmir Valley.
The Narendra Modi government at the Centre had earlier given a go-ahead to the Army and the other security agencies to eliminate terrorists active in J&K.