Kulgam, Nov 16: Kulgam man who was abducted by unknown gunmen last month is still untraceable even after the expiry of over 20 days.
Police though have already lodged an abduction case is clueless while according to the family of abducted man, their every effort to trace the family head has miserably failed.
Shiraz Ahmed, the abducted man, is the owner of the house which was at the centre of an encounter between militants and government forces on October 21 last month at Laroo village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
The militants were present inside the house of Shiraz Ahmed when government forces cordoned it off and during the gun battle that lasted for several hours, three militants were killed. After the gun battle clashes and a mysterious explosion also claimed the lives of at least seven civilians.
A couple of days after the incident, unknown armed men appeared in Laru village and abducted Shiraz Ahmed-the house owner. According to villagers, the armed men arrived in the village in a vehicle and bundled Shiraz into it. Shortly, after the incident, forces had arrived on the spot but they didn’t find anything during the search operation.
Shiraz’s parents have made an appeal to the abductors to release him.
Her wife Nusrat Banoo said that militants are claiming that Shiraz is not with them. “We fail to understand who abducted him and what is his fault. A man was sent by militants who told us that militants have not abducted him,” she said but added that they are sure that Shiraz was picked up by militants.
A police official said that they have already filed a case while a special team has been constituted to trace the abducted man. (CNS)