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

Jammu, Feb 16: Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters Tuesday accorded permission in 46 cases for seizure, attachment of various moveable and immovable assets of individuals or associations to restrict the militant activities in the Union Territory.

According to a statement, Police along with the other “security forces and investigation agencies is fighting the challenges of the militancy at various fronts”.

“While the number of militants belonging to different outfits is neutralized in the sustained anti-militancy operations, the handlers are using motor vehicles and the proceeds of militants for furthering their evil designs,” the statement said.

Following the due procedures of the law, Police has in the 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, the statement said.

“Under this Act, 61 vehicles, which include two trucks, trailer trucks, one tipper, four Alto 800 cars, two Hyundai Creta, one Maruti Echo, one Baleno, four Santro, one Asta, two Wagon R, one Mahindra Quanta, one Auto (Tata Zip), two Maruti Swift, 18 MotorCycles, five Scooty, two Auto load carrier, three Alto K10, one Maruti 800, one load carrier (207), two Tavera, one Ambulance, one Tata Tiago, one Ford Figo, two Echo ambulance, one I20, and one Dutson have been seized,” stateement said.

“The Creta car belongs to Sofi Fahmeeda Associate of Assiya Andrabi.  Cash of Rupees 370000, cheque worth 50 thousand rupees has been also seized,” it added.

The statement said 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 one Kanal, six marlas of land.

In 2021 so far, the statement said 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, the statement said.


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