Sumbal: On a day when a missing trader resurfaced at his residence in Sumbal six days after he was allegedly kidnapped by some unknown persons from Regal Chowk in Srinagar, another person has mysteriously disappeared from Khumina village in Sonawari belt of the same area. The relatives of the missing man took to streets on Thursday and blocked Srinagar-Naidkhai road demanding police to initiate his search.
Protesters who blocked road at Markandal village said that Mohammad Amin Ganai son of Abdul Qadir Ganai, a carpet weaver and resident of Khumina went missing from his village since Wednesday afternoon.
Ganai’s wife Haleema told Kashmir Reader that he left his home at around 1 p.m. to visit his maternal uncle’s home. “At around 4 pm, I missed a call from him and immediately dialled back his number. He spoke in a low tone, almost inaudible, and told me that some persons picked him up and kept him in a dark room”, Haleema said.
Haleema claimed that she received another call from her husband on Thursday morning and he again told her that he has been kidnapped and kept in a dark room at a undisclosed location. Following the conversation the phone went off, she said.
Ganai’s brother Mushtaq Ahmad said that police in Hajin and Sumbal assured them that the he will traced soon.
Meanwhile, a trader Riyaz Ahmad Beigh who was missing from Hajin village since Friday afternoon surfaced at his home on Thursday morning. Beigh claimed that three unknown persons surrounded him at Regal Chowk in Srinagar and greeted him like friends. “After a while, they asked me to sit in a vehicle and took me to some unknown destination. I was kept in dark room for these five days”, he told Kashmir Reader.
He said that he was repeatedly given injections to keep him sedated or unconscious.
Beigh said that on Thursday he was set free somewhere in Srinagar. “I reached Batamaloo at 8 am and asked a sumo driver to take me home “, he said.
The police said that they would quiz Beigh to know the facts about his “kidnapping”.
“He (Beigh) will be called to police station for questioning”, ASP Bandipora Yousuf Chowdhary said.