Udhampur terror attack 2015: NIA attaches properties of two key LeT operatives
Post by Irfan Yattoo on Friday, December 8, 2023
Srinagar, Dec 07: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday attached the properties of two key Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives in south Kashmir for their involvement in the 2015 terror attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur district of the Jammu region, officials said.
The duo has been identified as Fayaz Ahmed Itoo, alias Fayaz Khar, and Khursheed Ahmed Bhat, alias Khursheed Alam Bhat, alias Surya, who are members of the banned Pakistan-backed LeT terror organization, according to NIA investigations.
On Thursday, four immovable properties were seized, including a single-story residential house belonging to Fayaz Ahmed Itoo in village Khudwani, Tehsil Qaimoh in district Kulgam, and a double-story residential house, along with two plots of land, belonging to Khursheed Ahmed Bhat, alias Surya, in village Chursoo and Sail, Awantipora, district Pulwama, have been attached under Section 33 (1) of UA (P) Act, 1967, in pursuance of the recent orders of NIA Special Court, Jammu.
He said two accused whose properties have been attached today were also subsequently arrested and are currently undergoing trial in the NIA Special Court, Jammu.
The official said that all the prime accused in the case (RC-08/2015/NIA/DLI) have been charge-sheeted and are under trial under various provisions of the Ranbir Penal Code, Arms Act, Explosive Substances Act 1946, Passport (Entry into India Act 1920), and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967.
Pertinent to mention on August 5, 2015, two BSF personnel were killed, and 13 others were injured in the attack, which took place along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway near Narsoo 'nallah' in the village Narsoo of district Udhampur.
One terrorist was killed, and another identified as Naveed was arrested in the retaliatory action by the security forces."