Srinagar, Sep 21 (PTI) Terrorists abducted three policemen early Friday from Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Major Tragedy Averted as IED-Fitted Motorcycle Detected in Poonch

However, police officials remained tight-lipped about the abductions. A police spokesman said the information was being verified from the ground. Also Read - Army Sets Up 'Feedback And Grievances' Helpline in Kashmir to Strengthen Bond With Locals

The reports about the abductions have come nearly three weeks after terrorists had abducted and released relatives of policemen from various places in south Kashmir. Also Read - Snow-laden Paradise: Intense Cold Conditions in Kashmir Valley, Gulmarg Chilliest at -11 Degrees Celsius

At least eight people whose relatives worked in Jammu and Kashmir Police were abducted on the night of August 30.

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo had purportedly claimed responsibility for the abductions in a 12-minute video, issuing a three-day deadline for the release of all relatives of terrorists who were in police custody.

The August 30 abductions happened after the NIA arrested the second son of globally-wanted terrorist Syed Salahuddin, leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen group.

Salahuddin’s son was arrested on charges of receiving secret funds.

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