Army soldier who went missing recovered: J&K Police

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Army solider Javed Ahmad Wani, who is in his late 20s, went missing on July 29 in the vicinity of his residence in Kulgam, south Kashmir will have an medical checkup shortly after which a joint interrogation will take place, the police said.

He left his home in Asthal, Kulgam, in his car, according to his family and police officials, to buy some groceries because he was scheduled to travel to Ladakh the next day to resume his work.

His family claims that the blood-stained car went missing short distance away. “He departed for the market at 7:30 pm, and when we returned later, his car had blood stains on it. There was also one of his slippers and a cap,” the soldier’s brother said.

Jammu and Kashmir Police Statement:

The army soldier, who went missing from his native Kulgam district in Kashmir while he was on leave, has been recovered by police on Thursday, Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Javed, who had been on leave since June 29, returned home for the occasion of Eid al-Adha. His family fears that radicals may have taken him. Security force conducted a large manhunt in Kulgam and the surrounding districts.

During the search operation to find the soldier, a number of persons were questioned, and their phone information were looked into.

Mohammad Ayoub Wani, the father of Javed, had pleaded with whoever might have kidnapped his son to let him go alive.

“I appeal to all the brothers to let him go alive. If he has troubled anyone, I apologise for that. If they want I will get him to quit his job as well,” he told reporters earlier.

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