Police attaches house of militant associate in Kokernag
Police attaches house of militant associate in Kokernag

SRINAGAR — The State Investigation Agency (SIA) and the Executive Wing of J&K Police has widened the legal framework against ‘militancy funding’ by attaching 124 properties, land and buildings, situated across J&K at 86 locations.

“These properties, during the course of investigation in militancy-related cases, have been established prima facia to be either proceeds of militancy or used in such activities which are aimed at furtherance of militancy and secessionism,” a statement issued to the news agency KNO reads.

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The statement added, “Invoking provisions of section 8 and section 25 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), SIA and executive wing of the police, after orders from competent authorities designated under UAPA, have set into motion legal process for forfeiture of these tainted properties, by courts having relevant legal and territorial jurisdiction.”

Nearly, 77 of these properties belong to the proscribed organization Jamat-e-Islami, which has been notified under Section 08 of UAPA in case FIR number 17/2019 U/S 10, 11 and 13 UA (P) Act of Police Station Batamaloo being investigated by SIA, the statement added.

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“Exhibiting strong resolve against terrorism, the action, therefore, has been taken following due process of law, to deracinate the terror support system, as per requirements of international charters and conventions against terrorism,” it added.

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