Seizure of assets used for militancy: PHQ accords sanctions in 46 cases under ULA(P) Act

“61 vehicles, 5 houses, 6 shops, land & cash, cheque seized”

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters has accorded permission in 46 cases for seizure/attachment of various moveable and immovable assets of individuals or associations to restrict the militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

A police statement issued on Tuesday said “Jammu and Kashmir Police alongwith other government forces and investigation agencies is fighting the challenges of militancy at various fronts”, stating therein that “while the number of militants belonging to different militant outfits is neutralized in the sustained anti-militancy operations, the handlers are using motor vehicles and the proceeds of militants for furthering their designs”.

Stating that following the due procedures of the law, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has in last couple of years or so accorded sanction for seizure/attachments of four wheelers, motorcycles, cash, land houses and shops through different orders to ensure that the militant activities are under check, police in it’s statement further said “ under this Act 61 vehicles, which include 02 trucks/trailer trucks, 1 tipper, 4 Alto 800 cars, 2 Hyundai Creta, 1 Maruti Echo, 1 Baleno, 4 Santro, 1 Asta, 2 Wagon R, 1 Mahindra Quanta, 1 Auto (Tata Zip), 2 Maruti Swift, 18 Motor Cycles, 5 Scooty, 2 Auto load carrier, 3 Alto K10, 1 Maruti 800, 1 Load carrier (207), 2 Tavera, 1 Ambulance, 1 Tata Tiago, 1 Ford Figo, 2 Echo ambulance, 1 I20, and 1 Dutson. These include the Creta car belonging to Sofi Fahmeeda Associate of Assiya Andrabi. Cash of rupees 370000, cheque worth 50 thousand rupees has been also seized. Besides immovable property which has been seized includes five houses including the house of Mehmooda Begum mother-in- law of Assiya Andrabi of banned Dukhtran Milat, six shops belonging to Nazir Ahmad Wani of Pulwama in case FIR number 39/2020 under section 18, 19, 39 ULA (P) Act. and 1 Kanal, 6 marlas of land”.

The police also said that in 2021 so far, PHQ has accorded sanction for seizure of eleven vehicles which include six four wheelers and five two wheelers. The permission for seizure has been granted under section 25 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, stating further that Section 25 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 provides for the more effective prevention of certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations, and for dealing with militant activities, and for matters connected therewith.


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