Kupwara: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday seized property of a militant allegedly operating from Pakistan in Kupwara district of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“A land measuring 6 Kanals and 3 Marla belonging to one Adul Rashid Qureshi @Farooq Qureshi, a resident of Kachama, Kralpora Kupwara who is operating from Pakistan was attached by the SIU Kupwara following investigation of an FIR” reads a statement.
“Following extensive intelligence gathering and meticulous investigations in case FIR No.276/2022 of Police Station Kupwara registered under sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, 122, 123 IPC & 17, 18, 18-A, 18-B, 20, 38, 39, 40 of UA(P)A, the team of SIU Kupwara Police led to the identification and subsequent attachment of the militant property of land measuring 6 Kanals and 3 Marlas located at multiple locations within the district at village Kachama,” reads the statement.
“This measure taken by the Police aims to disrupt his illicit network and restrict his ability to carry out further acts of terror. It is pertinent to mention that Farooq Qureshi has been a persistent threat to peace and security of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir since the time he exfiltrated to Pakistan in early 1990s” reads the statement.
“He is a member of Al-Barq militant outfit and presently operating from PoJK as launching commander. Farooq’s strategic involvement in numerous acts of militancy has caused immense suffering and loss of innocent lives in the valley in the past. Jammu and Kashmir Police has been actively pursuing his acts to bring an end to his destructive activities”, reads the statement.
“The attachment of the property serves as a strong message to militants and their supporters that their actions will not go unnoticed or unpunished. It underscores the unwavering commitment of Jammu and Kashmir Police to combating militancy at its roots and dismantling its infrastructure,” reads the statement further.