Abductions and Killings of Prominent Personalities
In the last six years,
a large number of prominent persons from all walks of life have been either
abducted or killed with a view to striking terror among all sections of
society. Political leaders, workers and their relatives have been eliminated
to root out all political activity and create a vacuum which the terrorists
could fill; government officials have been killed to paralyse the administration;
members of the judiciary have been intimidated to create a breakdown of
the legal system intellectuals educationists and community leaders have
been abducted and killed to silence possible dissent, foreigners and other
tourists have been abducted, threatened and dubbed as agents; persons in
the business, finance and industrial sectors have been hit; and even religious
human rights activists have not been spared when the "cause" so demanded.
Case No.: 1
Terrorists shot dead N.K. Ganjoo, ex-Sessions
Judge who had tried and passed a death sentence on the JKLF leader Mohd. Maqbool Butt. A note left
by the killers warned people against picking up the dead body.
Tika Lal Taploo
Prominent lawyer and political activist.
He was vice president of BJP (J&K).
Case No.: 2
Dr. Rubaiya Sayeed was kidnapped at gun-point by JKLF terrorists while
returning home from Lalded Hospital, Srinagar.
She was released on December 13, in exchange of 5 JKLF terrorists.
Case No.: 3
R.N.P. Singh, Govt. official was shot dead
in the main market and dragged on the road. - JKLF
A prominent freedom fighter and National Conference
political patriarch. A well-known influential colleague of Sheikh Mohd.
Abdullah. Killed by militants at age 87.
Mirwaiz (high-priest) of Kashmir and a political
leader of stature.
Case No.: 4
Kishen Gopal, Govt. official was shot dead
while he was making some purchases in the market. - HuM
Case No.: 5
Place: Nowgam, Srinagar
M.L. Bhan, Govt. official was shot dead inside a passenger bus while he was coming
to Srinagar alongwith his son and a local friend. The friend too was killed. - JKLF
Sheikh Abdul Jabbar, Former Minister, J&K,
was dragged out of his residence by a group of 'Allah Tigers' terrorists
and shot. He later succumbed to his injuries in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute
of Medical Sciences, Srinagar on April 18, 1990.
Case No.: 6
Place: Natipora, Srinagar
Four IAF officers were gunned down when they were waiting at a bus stop alongwith
their families. Twelve of their family members were injured in this shootout, of whom
two women died later in hospital. - JKLF
Case No.: 7
Place: Gowkadal, Srinagar
T.K. Razdan, Govt official who shot dead
while alighting from a Matador bus. His
body was thrown on the road side. - JKLF
Case No.: 8
Place: Bemina, Srinagar
Lassa Kaul, Director, Doordarshan (TV station),
Srinagar was shot dead in his official vehicle outside his house. - JKLF
Case No.: 9
Place: Tantipora, Srinagar
A.K. Qazi, Field Officer J&K Agricultural
Department was shot dead in his house. - JKLF
Case No.: 10
Place: Kanikadal, Srinagar
Navin Saproo, Telecom Official was dragged out of his home and shot dead. - JKLF
Case No.: 11
Place: Balgarden, Srinagar
P.N. Handoo, Assistant Director, J&K
Information Department was shot dead inside his office.
P. N. Bhatt
Prominent lawyer of Anantnag, a social worker
and a political activist.
He was a poet, a deeply religious man who
as a teacher had enlightened many minds around him.
Case No.: 12
Place: Kralkhud, Srinagar
Ali Mohd Bachroo, District level leader
NC(F) was shot while he was returning home from a mosque after his prayers.
Case No.: 13
Place: Chotabazar, Srinagar
B.K. Ganjoo, Telecom Engineer, was shot dead inside a big rice container in
which he was hiding, after terrorists broke into his house. The blood soaked rice
was offered to his young children and wife with the remark that it would taste
good to them. His wife pleaded that she should also be killed as nothing was left
in her life. - JKSLF
Case No.: 14
Place: Khanabal, Anantnag
Gajender Singh, Government official was shot when he was having tea at a shop
along with a local friend, who was also killed. - JKLF
Case No.: 15
Place: Shaheedganj, Srinagar
A.K. Raina, Deputy Director, J&K Food
and Supplies Department was shot dead inside his office. - JKLF
Case No.: 16
Place: Shopian, Pulwama
Abdul Sattar Ranjoor, General Secretary,
CPI, J&K was shot dead in his house. - HuM
Case No.: 17
Mir Ghulam Mustafa, Ex-MLA
(Independent) was abducted in his car. He
was tortured for 3 days and then hanged to death.- HuM
Case No.: 18
Anwar Khan, Tehsil President NC(F) was abducted from his house and later tortured
to death. - HuM
Case No.: 19
Place: Balgarden, Srinagar
Ghulam Hassan Tobasum, Dy. S.P., was
shot dead at his residence. - JKSLF
Case No.: 20
Place: Kothar, Anantnag
Ghulam Nabi Bun at Kothar, State level
Congress(I) leader was shot in his house. - HuM
Case No.: 21
Parmeet Sahani, Leading businessman/mill owner, was shot dead outside his house.
N. K. Ganju
Session judge who had tried Maqbool Bhat of
JKLF for treason and murder of a police officer.
Abdul Satar Ranjoor
A progressive political activist who worked
in the rural areas of Kashmir.
Case No.: 22
Date: 6 4 .90
Prof. Mushir-ul-Haq, V.C. Kashmir
University was abducted while he was travelling in his car. He was shot dead during
the night of 10/11 after 4 days of torture. His body was thrown on the roadside. - JKSLF
Case No.: 23
Abdul Gani, Secretary to the V.C. Kashmir University was also abducted
alongwith the V.C. and shot dead after being tortured for four days. - JKSLF
Case No.: 24
Place: Batmaloo, Srinagar
H.L. Khera, General Manager, HMT, Srinagar was abducted and later tortured
to death. His mutilated body drenched in mud and dirt was thrown on the road side,
from where it was recovered. - JKSLF
Case No.: 25
Place: Ganderbal, Srinagar
Abdul Jabbar, ex-Minister of J&K was shot dead in his house. - Allah Tigers
N. K. Ganjoo, ex-Sessions Judge, who was
gunned down, November 7, 1989.
Case No.: 26
Place: Doonipora, Srinagar
Sarwanand Premi, Educationist and writer was called out his house alongwith his son,
both of them were tortured and killed. Their bodies were recovered with nails hammered
into their foreheads and both eyes gouged out.
Case No.: 27
Place: Langate, Kupwara
Chuni Lal Shalla, JK Police Inspector was dragged out from a bus in which he was
travelling to his village and was tortured for two days. His body was recovered hanging
from a tree and both cheeks slashed with knives. - Allah Tigers
Case No.: 28
Mohd Din Gujjar, Padamshree Awardee was kidnapped and tortured to death. His
body was recovered from a pit near the road side. - HuM
Case No.: 29
Premnath ASI, JK Police was kidnapped from PS Dura by JKLF terrorists. His bullet
riddled body was recovered at Achabal on May
Case No.: 30
Dr. A. Raturi, an eminent medical practitioner was abducted, tortured to
death and his body thrown in a field.
Case No.: 31
Place: Khadinyar, Baramulla
Prof. Kundan Lal, Scientist at the Agriculture College was dragged out of his
house alongwith his wife. The tortured and mutilated body of the Professor was recovered from the banks of a stream
while his wife remains untraced. - Lashkar
Case No.: 32
Chaman Lal Raina was kidnapped from his house. His dead body was recovered
at Badgam on May 8, 1990. The body bore the marks of torture including burn injuries.
Case No.: 33
Sheikh Mohd Mansoor, ex-MLA NC(F) was shot dead near his house. - HuM
Case No.: 34
Place: Nagin, Srinagar
Maulvi Mohd Farooq, Chairman, AAC and a religious divine, was shot dead in his
house during the day. - HuM
Case No.: 35
Place: Bijbehara, Anantnag
Ghulam Hassan Shah, uncle of Mufti Mohd Sayed, then Union Home Minister
was shot in his house.
Case No.: 36
Nazir Ahmed Wani, MLC NC(F) was shot dead in his house.
Case No.: 37
Place: Rambagh, Srinagar
J.N. Raina, Jt. Director, Sericulture
Department was shot dead inside his office. -
Case No.: 38
Mohd. Rafiq, Government official was shot dead outside his house while he was on leave.
Case No.: 39
Place: Frisal, Anantnag
D.N. Kaul, Tehsildar was shot dead.
Case No.: 40
Farooq Ahmed Taya, was abducted from a local park.
After the kidnapping, JKSLF claimed the responsibility and demanded release
of some terrorists. However, JKSLF released Taya on July 9.
Case No.: 41
Place: Khrew, Pulwama
D.N. Chowdhry, Manager, Government Cement Factory
was abducted and tortured to death. His mutiliated body was recovered from the village after 3 days. - Kashmir
Case No.: 42
B.L. Kak, Executive Engineer was shot dead outside his office. -
Case No.: 43
Place: Liter, Pulwama
(i) NazirAhmed Naloora, ex-MLA
(ii) Gulshan Qadri - JD leader were shot dead when they are travelling in a car. - HuM
Case No.: 44
Bashir Ahmed Sheikh was abducted from his residence. Explosives were tied to
his body and thrown out of a running matador van at Natipora on Sept. 3, 1990. He was blown
Case No.: 45
Ramesh Mohatta, AIR Employee was abducted from Radio Colony, Srinagar on
Sept. 27. He was tortured and questioned before being released the next day.
Case No.: 46
Place: Handwara, Kupwara
Ghulam Rasool Malik, Ex-MLA was shot dead in his
Case No.: 47
Place: Lalbazar, Srinagar
Pir Mohd Shafi, ex-MLA NC(F) was shot dead.
Case No.: 48
Place: Khankah, Srinagar
Haji Mohd. Kawoosa, Prominent businessman was abducted
and Rs. 10,00,000 asked as ransom. On his refusal he was tortured for a
week and killed. - Al-Umar-Mujahideen
Case No.: 49
Place: Zadigam, Badgam
Qadir Shah, Dy. S.P., JKP was shot dead in the
Case No.: 50
Place: Ganderbal, Srinagar
Maulana Masoodi, State level NC(F)
leader who was shot dead in his house. - Hizbuddin
Case No.: 51
Place: Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar
Abdul Majid Lone, Rtd. SSP, JKP was shot at in his house and later died in
hospital. - JKLF
Case No.: 52
Mohd. Yusuf was kidnapped from Sher-e-Kashmir Medical Institute on February 25.
He was later rescued by Police from a house in Bana Mohalla, Srinagar. The terrorists
had snatched keys of the cash chest of SKIMS from him. He later died of injuries suffered whilst being tortured by
Case No.: 53
Place: Chanpora, Srinagar
An expectant mother, Nahida Fida Soz, (MP) was kidnapped outside her residence
at Chanpora. Following prolonged negotiation she was released on March 8.
Case No.: 54
Place: Tral, Pulwana
Mohd Subhan Bhatt was shot dead in his house.
Case No.: 55
Place: Jama Masjid, Srinagar
Ghulam Ahmed Shaw, Dy. SP, JKP was shot dead when he tried to foil an attack
on senior officials including the Chief Secy.
J8K. - Al-Umar
Case No.: 56
Place: Achabal, Anantnag
Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Cx-MLA was shot dead.
Case No.: 57
Place: Nishat, Srinagar
Prem Nath Braroo was kidnapped while he was going to Nishat on his scooter. He remains
Case No.: 58
Manager and Cashier of J&K Bank, Pampore were kidnapped at Pampore and
were later rescued by SF.
Prof. Mushir-ul-Haq, Vice Chancellor, Kashmir
University, a well-known scholar of Muslim Theology was kidnapped on April
6, 1990, and later shot dead from behind. His dead body was thrown on the
Case No.: 59
Place: Hazratbal, Srinagar
Hissam-ud-Din Bandey, Ex-Minister was shot dead. - Al Umar-Mujahideen
Case No.: 60
Saif-ud-Din Mir AC/BSF kidnapped from Bandipur on the night intervening June
6/7. On June 20, terrorists tied explosives to their bodies and blew them up separately
at Sampura, PS Nowhata and Nai Sarak PS Kral Khud, Srinagar. - Al Umar Mujahidin
Case No.: 61
Place: Nishat, Srinagar
LIC officials Rajiv Ranjan Tapoo, Vidya Sagar Tiwari were abducted from Nishat
and burnt alive after tying them with ropes in a room and setting the house on fire.
Case No.: 62
Place: Zewan, Srinagar
K. Doraiswamy, Executive Director (IOC) was kidnapped by a group of armed terrorists
from Zewan. Later, he was released in exchange for 9 terrorists.
Case No.: 63
Place: Hariwadoo, Tangmarg
A group of terrorists raided the residence of Ghulam Hassan Mir, Ex-Minister. He
was later released when some local influential people intervened.
Case No.: 64
Date: 13 8.91
Dr. S.L. Khosa was abducted by a group of armed terrorists from his office. He was
released on November 15 in exchange for detained hardcore terrorist Nissar Ahmed
Case No.: 65
Place: Begam Bagh, Pulwama
Mohd. Ramzan Rather, NC(F) leader was shot dead.
Case No.: 66
Place: Takepora, Kupwara
Jaffar Ahmed Rather, NC(F) leader was shot dead.
Case No.: 67
Mrs. Khemlata Wakhloo, ex-Minister and her husband Dr. O.N. Wakhloo, were
abducted from their residence by a group of of armed terrorists. While kidnapping, the
terrorists had almost stripped Mrs. Wakhloo of her clothes. The couple was ultimately rescued by the Army on October
17/18, from a terrorist hideout.
Case No.: 68
Vijay Kumar Kaul was kidnapped from his residence at Srinagar. He was released on
Sept. 15 following payment of ransom.
Case No.: 69
K.C. Gupta was kidnapped from his office. He was released on December 19, in ex-change of detained District Chief of
Case No.: 70
Tassaduq Dev was kidnapped by a group of terrorists near his residence. He was
released on January 17, 1992 in exchange for some terrorists.
Case No.: 71
Puran Anand, DSP, was kidnapped by a group of terrorists from REC Campus. He
was later rescued by Army on December 8.
Case No.: 72
Bashir Ahmed Rather, Brother of a Union Minister was kidnapped by a group of
terrorists from Hazratbal, Srinagar. He was however, released following private negotiations.
Case No.: 73
Mir Nassarullah, son of a Union Minister was abducted by a group of terrorists while
he was travelling in his car. He was released on March 14, 1992 following negotiations.
Case No.: 74
Place: Tangmarg, Baramulla
Mohd. Abdullah Malik, local NC(F) leader was abducted and killed.
Case No.: 75
Place: Hazratbal, Srinagar
Ghulam Gillani, Dy. SP, JKP shot dead outside his residence. - HuM
Case No.: 76
Sajjad, son of an ex-Minister an MBBS student was abducted from Jehlum Valley
Medical college. He was released by his captors on December 11.
Case No.: 77
Abdul Qayum, brother of an ex-Minister was kidnapped at Gingalin Uri. He was,
however, released the same day.
Case No.: 78
Place: Darbagh, Baramulla
Habibullah Dar, Tehsil President, NC(F) was shot
Case No.: 79
Zaki Ahmed Khan was abducted from a private bus. He was later released on
Case No.: 80
Mohd. Shafi Khan, brother of the Advisor, J&K Govt. was picked up by a group of
armed terrorists from his residence. He was later released on January 1, 1992.
Case No.: 81
Place: Pattan, Baramulla
Haji Ghulam Muhd Ganai, Prominent businessman and NC(F) leader was
abducted and killed. - JKLF
Case No.: 82
Ghulam Qadir Wani @ Nilloora, ex-MLA (NC/F) was shot dead in his house. - HuM
Case No.: 83
Dr. A.K. Dhar was abducted by a group of terrorists, while he was waiting for a bus.
He was subsequently released following negotiations.
Case No.: 84
Hafizullah Dar had gone to see one of his ailing relations to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute
of Medical Sciences at Soura. He was abducted from the hospital premises. He was released after 132 days in captivity in
exchange of some detained terrorists.
Case No.: 85
Place: Combi, Baramulla
Ghulam Ahmed Wani, prominent businessman and local
NC/F leader was abducted and killed.
Case No.: 86
Ghulam Nabi Butt was abducted from his office. He, however, escaped on March 15.
Case No.: 87
Dr. Mohd. Aslam was kidnapped from his clinic at Batmaloo. He was, however, released
on April 18.
Case No.: 88
Habibullah Bhat was abducted from his residence by a group of armed terrorists
after roughing-up his family members. He was later released on April 5, following
Case No.: 89
Two prominent academicians, Dr. R.K. Sharma, Head
of Physics Deptt. Dr. R.S. Sharma, Head of Chimistry Kashmir University
were abducted by armed terrorists from the University Campus. The Al Umar
Mujahideen which owned the responsibility for the incident and demanded
release of 30 detained terrorist in exchange. They were, however, released
on June 22.
Case No.: 90
A group of armed terrorists abducted Dr. S.N. Dhar from hospital premises. He was
released on June 22,1992.
At Kadi-kadal Srinagar, on 27.7.1990 around 1700
hrs, the body of one Bilal Tahseen was fitted with explosives and blown
to pieces by terrorists, accusing him of being an informer.
Case No.: 91
Mirwaiz Malik, local religious leader and Tehsil President, NC(F) was shot dead
outside his residence.
Case No.: 92
Mohd. Latif Qureshi, Brother of the Governor of Bihar was abducted from
Baramulla by a group of armed terrorists. He was however released on April 17 following private negotiations.
Case No.: 93
Mohd. Iqbal, local NC(F) leader was shot dead while he was leaving a mosque after
offering prayers alongwith his brother Mohd Maqbool (an ex-minister) who was hospitalized. - HuM
Case No.: 94
Place: Qamarwari, Srinagar
Nazir Ahmed Siddiqi, prominent carpet dealer was shot dead alongwith his wife in
his bed room. - HUM
Case No.: 95
Place: Kangan, Srinagar
Ghulam Mohd Lone, local NC(F) leader was shot
in the village.
Case No.: 96
Place: Haripora, Srinagar
Abdul Rashid Malik, local Congress (I) leader was shot dead.
Case No.: 97
Mohd. Ismail Rather Nissar, President DCC (I) was shot dead on the main road. - JUM
Case No.: 98
Place: Dangerpora, Srinagar
Latif Sheikh, local NC(F) activist.
Case No.: 99
A group of terrorists abducted Hans Raj (Manager, Allahabad Bank), B.K. Ghai
(AE), Mohan Lal Sharma (Surveyor), Prem Nath Gupta (Contractor) and K.R. Kannan, while they were travelling in a
taxi. While Mr. Sharma, P.N. Gupta and Hans Raj were released, B.K. Ghai and K.R. Kannan were shot dead on September, 9.
Case No.: 100
Place: Trehgam, Kupwara
Munir Ahmed Lone, local NC(F) leader was abducted from his house and shot dead.
Case No.: 101
Place: Narabal, Srinagar
Ghulam Ahmed Ganai, NC(F) activist was shot dead in market place.
Case No.: 102
Place: Buchwara, Srinagar
Mohd Shafi, NC(F) activist was abducted and killed.
Case No.: 103
Place: Aloosa, Baramulla
Abdul Razak, NC(F) activist was shot dead in
Case No.: 104
Mohd. Yusuf Baba, a prominent businessman and political
activist was abducted and killed.
Case No.: 105
Place: Neelam Chowk, Srinagar
Syed Ghulam Nabi, Jt. Director, Information J&K, was abducted and
tortured for four days. His mutilated body with signs of extreme torture was recovered from the road side.
Case No.: 106
Place: Bemina, Srinagar
Nazir Ahmed, SP. JKP was shot dead near the hostel of Govt. Medical College
where he had gone to see his student daughter. - JUM
Case No.: 107
Place: Newa, Pulwama
Mushtaq Ahmed Butt, a prominent businessman was shot
Case No.: 108
Mohd. Abdullah Dar, prominent businessman and social
worker, was abducted and killed.
Case No.: 109
Place: Karan Nagar, Srinagar
H.N. Wanchoo, trade union leader and prominent Human
Rights activist was dragged out of his house into a three
wheeler and shot dead. - JUM
Case No.: 110
Place: Ratnipora, Pulwama
A prominent local Muslim Shabir Ahmed was abducted
and tortured to death.
Case No.: 111
Place: Safapora, Baramulla
Ghulam Mohd., Tehsildar Sumbal Tehsil, was abducted
and released after torture.
Case No.: 112
Place: Habak, Srinagar
Three relations of Farooq Nazki, Director, Doordarshan
(TV station), Srinagar, were abducted and later released after
a week in captivity.