New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Saturday dismissed reports of the abduction of a Army jawan, Mohammad Yaseen from Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Issuing a statement, the ministry said,”Media reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier(Mohammad Yaseen) on leave from Qazipora, Chadoora, Budgam(J&K) are incorrect. Individual is safe. Speculations may please be avoided.”

Earlier on Friday, it was reported that the Army jawan belonging to Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantary (JKLI) unit, had been abducted by 4 militants from his residence in Qazipora Chadoora. The family members of the Yaseen had informed the police about the incident following which a search party was formed.

Last year, terrorists had abducted Aurangzeb, a rifleman of 44 Rashtriya Rifles who was posted in Shopian. Later a day before the holy festival of Eid, his bullet-ridden body was recovered. Aurangzeb was killed by terrorists during the one-month ceasefire in anti-cordon and search operations announced by the government in an attempt to provide a peaceful environment to the Valley’s people during the holy month of Ramzan.

In a similar incident,  Javaid Ahmad Dar, a Jammu and Kashmir police constable who was kidnapped by terrorists from a medical shop in Shopian was found dead on July 6. He was a personal security officer for former superintendent of police Shalinder Mishra. His bullet-ridden body was recovered from Kulgam’s Pariwan.