Body of Ghulam Mohammad Mir (62) was recovered from a field in Shalabugh area of Sopore town, police said.

Mir was abducted by six gunmen from his residence in Tarzoo area of Sopore town at around 9 pm on Friday night, a police official said.

Mir's family lodged a complaint with police following which a search operation was launched.

The kidnapping cane three days after Sopore Assembly segment went to polls in the third phase.

The apple town, hitherto known as separatist stronghold, saw a turnout of 30 percent, which was 10 percent higher than 2008 assembly elections.

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