J-K Police attaches residential house in Bandipora


BANDIPORA — Jammu and Kashmir Police have attached a residential house in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district for ‘wilfully sheltering and harbouring militants’ after obtaining sanction from the competent authority.

In a statement issued to news agency KDC, a spokesperson said that police attached the residential house of Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez, presently at Watrina, after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.

The statement further said that the house was linked to case FIR No. 166/2021 of Police Station Bandipora under Section 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 39 UAPA, 307 IPC, 7/27 IA Act, dated 26-09-2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.

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“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants and such act was voluntarily and knowingly given by the member of the family. Many attacks on civilians and protected persons were carried, conspired and planned by militants while using this house as a hideout,” it reads.

The statement further reads that Bandipora Police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under the law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings. 

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“In case of any forced and coercive entry by militants into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under the law will follow against such houses or other properties,” the statement added.

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