Jammu & Kashmir

Assets worth Rs 3 crore belonging to JeI identified in north Kashmir: SIA

An aerial view shows Kupwara bus stand in north Kashmir. [File Photo]

Srinagar: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Monday said that it identified more assets of Jamaat-e-Islami in district Kupwara worth Rs 3 crore and barred with restrictions on usage and entry.

“Today on 29-05-2023 in district Kupwara, property worth Rs 3 crores (approximately) after being notified by DM Kupwara on the recommendation of SIA of JK, has been barred with restrictions on usage and entry,” a police spokesman said in a statement.

“To choke the availability of funds for secessionist activities and to dismantle the ecosystem of anti-national elements and militant networks hostile to India’s national security, sovereignty, integrity and unity, property belonging to and held by banned JeI at Kupwara has been notified by concerned District Magistrates in exercise of the powers conferred under section 8 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 & Notification No. 14017/7/2019, dated 28- February- 2019 of Union Ministry of Home Affairs,” the statement said.

The property is a shopping complex comprising 20 shops along with appurtenant land falling under survey number 2990/2666/270 and survey number 3551/2979/263 has been sealed and entry / usage barred has been prohibited, reads the notification. Additionally “Red entry” to this effect has been made in the relevant revenue records. With this SIA Kashmir has got 57 properties of JeI notified till date, police said.

The action, it is expected, would significantly dent militant funding in JK besides being another major step in restoring rule of law and a society without fear, police said.

Pertinently, SIA has identified as many as 188 JeI properties across the UT of J&K which have either been notified or are under the process of being notified for further legal action. These are as a result of investigation of case FIR number 17 of 2019 U/S 10, 11 & 13 of Police Station Batmaloo being investigated by SIA, police said.

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