Body of missing panch from Sgr found in Shopian orchards
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Srinagar: The body of a Panch from Srinagar who went missing on 19 August, was on Friday found in orchards of Dangam Ratnipora area of Shopian district.
An official told KNO that some locals spotted a body in orchards of Dangam and accordingly informed police.
He said that police team rushed to the spot and recovered the body. The body was later identified as Nisar Ahmad Bhat of Khonmoh.
Nisar according to his family went missing on 19 August after which they filed missing report at concerned Police Station.
The deceased Panch according to the sources was booked under PSA in 1995 are there are around one dozen FIR registered against him.
Two days after he went missing, an audio went viral in which militants claimed that they have killed the panch and won’t return the body due to COVID-19.
Earlier, a Territorial Army man identified as Shakir Manzoor was also kidnapped by suspected militants and later an audio also went viral in which militants claimed that they killed him and buried him as the body won’t be given to family in view of COVID-19.