Police Rescues Abducted BJP Worker, Omar Raises Questions

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Baramulla:  Police On Wednesday said it “rescued” BJP’s Vice President Municipal Committee Watergam Baramulla, Meraj ud Din Malla who was allegedly abducted by some unknown persons in the north Kashmir district.

“The person has been rescued by police,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said. However, he declined to divulged further details. A police official said that details would be revealed after Malla’s interrogation.

Earlier a senior police officer said that Malla was bundled into a Santro vehicle by the ‘unknown persons’ while he was walking on a road to meet his friend. The officer said that searches were launched to trace him. Asked whether the alleged abductors were armed, the officer had said: “It is a matter of investigation.”

Malla had won unopposed from Marazigund (A and B) wards as a BJP candidate in last Municipal elections which were boycotted by mainstream parties leaving BJP without any rival.

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Jitendra Singh expressed relief on Malla's return. "Relieved to learn that our colleague in #BJP,Mehrajudin Malla who was abducted in Sopore this morning, is back home safe.While Security forces and @JmuKmrPolicedeserve all appreciation,where are the #Kashmir Apologists who lose no time in making unsubstantiated charges against," Singh wrote on Twitter.

BJP leader Ram Madhav also put out a tweet in this regard. "J&K Police say they rescued BJP’s Vice President Municipal Committee Watergam Baramulla, Merajudin Malla who was allegedly abducted by some unknown persons in the north Kashmir district," Madhav wrote.

However, former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah raised a volley of questions after police claimed his rescue.

“Rescued from where? Who abducted him? Was he given personal security & if he was then how was he abducted? How was he rescued without a shot being fired? Did the abductors just dump him & run when the police rescued him? This abduction & rescue raises more questions than answers,” he tweeted.

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