Srinagar BJP leader allegedly kidnapped, search operations underway

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

Mehrajuddin Malla, who is also the vice chairman of Municipal Committee Watergam, was allegedly kidnapped at Marazigund in Rafiabad area of the district. Photo: Wikipedia

Mehrajuddin Malla, a local BJP leader in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, was allegedly kidnapped by unknown people in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday (July 15), officials said.

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.

A BJP spokesperson in Srinagar told The Indian Express that Mallah was affiliated with the party’s youth wing and that he had not applied for security.

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

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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.

(With inputs from agencies)

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