Abducted in Pathankot, SP’s Friend Recounts the Horror

Gurdaspur SP’s friend Rajesh Verma says the militants who abducted them were in touch with a “commander sahib”.

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Dumped after being attacked with a knife, Gurdaspur SP’s jeweller friend Rajesh Verma today said the militants who had abducted them were in constant touch with a “commander sahib” and used to call him at an interval of every 10 minutes.

40-year-old Verma, who was in the captivity for more than four hours after he was abducted along with SP Salwinder Singh and a cook on Friday last, said the militants told the ‘commander sahib’ that the area looks “peaceful” and that they would easily reach their target.

Rajesh, who is recuperating in a hospital, also heard the heavily-armed militants, saying hamara kam Insha Allah fateh ho jayaga (we will achieve our mission). “The person sitting next to the driver’s seat (in SP’s vehicle), was called ‘Major Sahib’, who in turn was talking to some ‘Commander Sahib’. The rest were not talking at all. They spoke in Urdu, and I could not understand much except Insha Allah,” he said.

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