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 last 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 per cent higher than 2008 assembly elections.