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No clue about missing TA soldier from Shopian yet: DGP Dilbagh Singh

‘Whenever there is any info, will inform family accordingly’

Srinagar, Mar 20: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbagh Singh Saturday said that there is no clue or whereabouts of the missing Territorial Army soldier from Shopian, who went missing eight months ago and that police will inform the family soon after there is any development.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of U-19 cricket tournament at SK Stadium Srinagar, the DGP said: “Police have not closed the case and investigations are on. So far there are no traces about the TA soldier from Shopian who went missing some eight months ago. It’s not clear where he was buried by the militants. Whenever we get any information, his family will accordingly be informed.”

The TA solider, Shakir Manzoor, a resident of Reshipora village of Shopian district was abducted by suspected militants on August 02 last year and his car was burnt down in Kulgam village while his clothes were found in Landoora area of Shopian on 5 August.

Pertinently, a few days after the soldier’s abduction, an unverified audio message surfaced on social media in which the speaker claimed to be a militant, without identifying himself, stating that they had abducted Shakir and killed him. The speaker had also claimed that they had buried Shakir at an unidentified location and his body won’t be returned.

 

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