Court asks five active militants from south Kashmir to surrender


SRINAGAR — Special Court Kulgam designated under NIA Act issued proclamation orders against five active militants allegedly involved in target killing cases including the killing of lady teacher Rajni Bala and Bank Manager Vijay Kumar in district Kulgam, last year.

A statement reads that on the request of SIU Kashmir, proclamation notices have been issued against five militants who are Arjumand Gulzar alias Hamza Burhan of Kharbatapora Ratnipora Pulwama, Bilal Ahmed Bhat and Sameer Ahmed Sheikh alias Kamran Bhai, both residents of Chaki Cholend Shopian, Abid Ramzan Sheikh of Chotipora Shopian and Basit Amin Bhat of Frisal Kulgam.

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The statement added that before issuing the proclamation, Court has already issued open-ended non-bailable warrants against all these militants. Proclamation orders have been read at the conspicuous places of their native villages and copies of orders pasted in conspicuous places of their residential houses and conspicuous place of their villages as well.

“Before initiation of further proceedings under the law, the Court has given these militants a chance to surrender before it or the investigation agency. Teams of SIU went to their native villages in Kulgam, Shopian, and Pulwama districts along with local police and magistrates for the execution of proclamation notices and proper SOPs followed during these proceedings,” the statement concluded.

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