In a dramatic turn of events, a missing army soldier, Javed Ahmad Wani, who had disappeared from his native Kulgam district in Kashmir while on leave, has been located and recovered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The police made the announcement via a post on X (formerly Twitter), revealing that a joint interrogation will take place following a medical checkup of the soldier.
Javed Ahmad Wani, 25, and a resident of Achathal area in Kulgam district, had gone missing on July 29. He was on leave since June 29 and was preparing to rejoin his duties in Ladakh. On the evening of his disappearance, he left his home in Asthal, Kulgam, to buy groceries, as he was scheduled to return to Ladakh the following day.
Concerns were raised when Javed’s abandoned car was found a short distance away from his home, bearing traces of blood. His brother, Mudasir Ahmad Wani, explained that Javed had left for the market at around 7:30 pm, but his car was later discovered with blood stains, accompanied by one of his slippers and a cap.
Javed Ahmad Wani’s family initially feared that he might have been abducted by militants. In response, security forces launched an extensive search operation in Kulgam and the surrounding areas. Several individuals were questioned, and call details were examined during this effort to locate the missing soldier.