Srinagar: Police on Monday said that its State Investigation Unit seized four houses for providing shelter to militants in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
In a handout, the police said that its Special Investigation Unit (SIU-II) Srinagar today seized four residential houses- 3 in Barthana Qamerwari and 1 in Sangam Eidgah Srinagar for providing shelter to militants.
According to police spokesman, the said orders were issued in exercise of power confered U/S 25 read with 2 (g)( ii) UA(P) Act. The information on the seizing of properties was submitted to the designated authority.
The residential houses belonged to Shaheena wife of Mohd Yunis Nath, Altaf Ahmed Dar son of Mohd Abdullah, Mudasir Ahmed Mir son of Mohd Sultan resident of Barthena Qamerwari and Abdul Rehman Bhat son of Abdul Salam bhat resident of Sangam Eidgah in presence of Executive Magistrates and other witnesses.
The team on spot directed the concerned that there should be no alteration or otherwise to the seized properties without the prior permission of the designated authority, he said.
Pertinent to mention that police station Parimpora on 28 05 2022 had received reliable information and registered a case under FIR No 127/2022 u/s 153A 153 B 505 IPC and in its continued investigation, a module was found involved in hiding and providing logistical support to active militants of TRF/LeT outfit. Which resulted in the arrest of the involved persons, he said.
Also during the investigation, it was found that the militants had been sheltered in the said residential houses.
During the course of the investigation proceeding U/S 24/25 UA(P) act was initiated, the spokesman said. Later proper accord of approval for the attachment of houses was received.
Besides, the chargesheet of the case was presented before the court u/s 7/25 AAct and 13 16 18 19 20 38 &39 UA(P) Act on Dec 2, 2022 against 13 accused persons including active militants of TRF/ LeT for the logical judicial determination.
The investigation of the said case is still going on u/s 173(8), he statement said.
Citizens are again requested not to provide shelter or logistics to militants failing which law will take its own course, he said. (GNS)