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.”Also Read - Major Crackdown: No Passport Security Clearance & Govt Jobs to Stone Pelters in J&K

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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. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Lockdown: Resumption of Physical Hearing of Court Cases in J&K, Ladakh from August 2

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.