Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday attached a residential house in Bandipora district for willfully providing shelter and harbouring militants, police said.
They said the residential house of Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez is currently residing in Watrina after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.
The statement reads that the house was linked to case FIR No.166/2021of PS Bandipora U/S 16,18,19 ,20,23,39UAPA ,307IPC ,7/27 IA Act, dated 26/09/2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.
“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants & 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,” Police added.
Police also request citizens not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.
“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 law will follow against such houses or other properties,” Police cautioned.