Srinagar, Nov 01: Continuing a clampdown on operating terror networks in valley, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday attached a residential house used by terrorists after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authority in Kulgam. Besides, the residential house used for sheltering terrorist Riyaz Naikoo has also been attached by Special Court Pulwama.
A police spokesman said police have attached the residential house of one person Sanaullah Mir S/O Mohd Abdullah Mir R/O Turigam after "obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities (Divisional Commissioner Kashmir)" vide order No. DIVCOM-K/RTN/37/2023 Dated 31.10.2023. The said house was linked in case FIR No.10/2023 U/S 302, 307 RPC, 7/27 A act, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 38, 39 UAPA in which three hard-core terrorists were neutralised in an encounter.
DySP Aman Kumar Thakur and one army personnel Soumveer had attained martyrdom while fighting the terrorists during the said encounter at Turigam village.
“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of terrorism, sheltering, harbouring terrorists. Process has started for attachment of properties which have been used for the purpose of terrorism as per section 2(g) & 25 of the ULP Act,” he said.
Meanwhile, Awantipora police attached the property of Azad Ahmad Teli son of Asad Ullah Teli resident of Beighpora Awantipora in Case FIR NO. 58/2020 U/S 307 IPC, 7/27 A. ACT, 16, 18, 19, 20 & 48 UAP Act of PS Awantipora by the Orders of Court of Special Judge Pulwama.
“The case was taken to an open court. The case stands registered with regard to anti-terrorist operation between security forces and terrorists at Beighpora Awantipora in the residential house of Azad Ahmad Teli in which the two terrorists namely Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo alias Zubair-ul-Islam son of Assadullah Naikoo resident of Beighpora and Adil Ahmad Bhat son of Gh Hassan Bhat resident of Panjran Pulwama, both affiliated with proscribed terrorist outfit HM were neutralized.
The accused Azad Ahmad Teli has been arrested in the instant case on 01-06-2020 for willfully providing shelter to two slain terrorists. The case was subsequently challaned against Azad Ahmad and killed terrorists under relevant sections of law.
The investigation agency satisfied the Court that the aforementioned property has been 'used' in order to give shelter to known terrorists of proscribed terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and squarely falls within the definition of 'proceeds of terrorism'.
Earlier the investigation agency did not got the property attachment order U/S 25 of UAPA. However, in the light of clear mandate provided US 33(i) of UAPA empowering Honourable courts to take action against the properties that represent 'proceeds of terrorism' which have not been earlier attached by the investigation agency.
“After satisfying the Court and after careful perusal of charge-sheet and other available records that were produced by prosecution, the Honourable Court attached the residential house of accused Azad Ahmad Teli existing on land measuring seven marlas bearing survey No. 2317 Min and the said land is recorded as "Aabadi Deh" classified as "Gair Mumkin Aabadi",” he said.
Pertinent to mention here that this kind of attachment order under section 33 UAPA is first of its kind for J&K Police.
Police has once again requested the citizens not to give shelter to terrorists, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.
In case of any forced/coercive entry by terrorists into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under law will follow against such houses or other properties.