J&K: BJP worker kidnapped in Baramulla, search operation on

A BJP worker was allegedly kidnapped by unknown persons in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said here.

Mehrajuddin Malla, who is also the vice chairman of Municipal Committee Watergam, was allegedly kidnapped at Marazigund in Rafiabad area of the district while he was on his way to Sopore town, they said.

The officials said police has taken cognisance of the matter and launched search operations accross Baramulla to rescue the BJP worker.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar confirms sending several rescue teams. The VP had come to Sopore without informing Police.

The abduction has been done a day after Lashkar-e-Tayiba Sopore Commander Sajad (Haidar) threatened J&K Police families and BJP.

The incident comes less than a week after BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari, his brother and father were shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district.