Five houses attached in Srinagar for sheltering militants: Police

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Police have attached five more residential houses under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in the Srinagar district for allegedly being used for militancy purposes in the district.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that after taking prior approval of PHQ, five properties have been attached as per provisions of Sec 2(g) and 25 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The statement reads that residential houses Baber Suhail Sofi and Adil Mohd Lawaypora — both residents of Lawaypora, Muzaffar Ahmad Mir, Rameez Ahmad Mir of Maloora have been attached.

It reads that these houses were used by militants who were involved in case FIR №48/2021 U/S 307, 302, 392, 120/B IPC, 7/25, 7/27 A-Act 16, 18, 20, UA(P) Act registered in Police Station Parimpora.

It added that the residential house in Firdous Abad Batamaloo belonging to one Abdul Majeed Ganie in Case FIR №128/2020 U/S 7/27 A Act, 16, 19, 20 UAPA, 302, 307 IPC in Police Station Batmaloo and double-storey house in respect of Ab Rehman Bhat of Harwan involved in case FIR №95/2021 under Section 307 IPC 7/27 A Act, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20 UAP Act dated 19–12–2021 of Police Station Harwan have also been attached.

“During the course of the investigation, it was proved beyond doubt that these houses were used by active militants in conspiring, planning and executing militant acts in Srinagar district,” it reads.

It further reads that the house owners willfully provided shelter and harboured militants in these houses and the logistics needed for such stay.

“The general public is once again requested to not harbour or provide shelter or extend logistics to militants and their associates in their houses, failing which strict legal action will be taken against anyone doing so,” it added.

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