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House seized in Kulgam for sheltering militants, says police

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Armed forces deployment in Kulgam. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said that a residential house has been seized for proving shelter and harbouring militants in South Kashmir Kulgam district.

In a statement to GNS, the police said that it have attached the residential house of one person namely; Sanaullah Mir, son of Mohd Abdullah Mir of 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 militants were killed.

DySP Aman Kumar Thakur and one army personnel Soumveer were killed while fighting with militants at Turigam.

The police spokesman further stated that the investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of sheltering, harbouring militants.

Process has started for attachment properties which have been used for the purpose of militancy as per section 2(g) & 25 of the ULP Act.

Kulgam police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.

Incase of any forced/coercive entry by militant 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, reads the statement. (GNS)

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