Sarpanch goes missing in Jammu, police launch search operations


A 50-year-old sarpanch went missing on Tuesday under suspicious circumstance in the outskirts of Jammu city where police have launched a search operation to find

“Sarpanch Nagrota Rameshwar Dutt telephonically informed police that sarpanch of Dhok Warzian, Raman Wazir, left home on 31st July around 0900 hours and has been untraced since then,” a police officer said.

“On the information, a search operation was launched and his vehicle was recovered on the highway at Jagti in the outskirts of Jammu city,” she said, adding a missing report was registered in Nagrota PS.

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Apart from the visit of top police officers to the spot, police teams armed with sniffer dogs and forensic science laboratory teams visited his home, spot and inspected the recovered vehicle amid search operation.

The services of technical teams is also being taken, police said, adding some suspects are also being  questioned.

Since 2011, when panchayat elections took place after three decades, five sarpanchs have been killed.