‘More such houses identified, any willful harbouring will be dealt with full force of law’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have attached five residential houses in Srinagar, being used for the purpose of militancy and that many attacks on civilians and security forces were conspired and planned by militants while using these houses as hideouts.

The residential houses were attached as per section 2(g) and section 25 of UAP Act. The action comes nearly a month after the police said that a process has been started to attach immovable properties that were used to provide shelter to militants and also the houses where planning for militant attacks on security forces and civilians were hatched.

A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that “today on 21st June 2022, five (05) residential Houses of willful harbourers of militants were attached as per section 2(g) and section 25 of UAP Act. These are the houses where it has been proved beyond doubt that these houses were used for the purpose of militancy and the shelter, harbour was voluntarily, knowingly given by the member(s) of the house. Many attacks on civilians, security forces were conspired and planned by militants while using these houses as hideouts.”

Two houses have been attached in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Parimpora in a case under FIR number 257/2020 under section 302, 307, 120-B, 392 IPC 7/27 IA Act 13,16,18,19,20,39 ULAP Act.

One each house has been attached in the jurisdictions of Panthachowk, Nowhatta and Zakoora Police stations in cases under FIR number 132/2021, FIR number 35/2021 and FIR number 02/2022 respectively.

Some more such houses have been identified and any willful harbouring will be dealt with full force of law, police said and appealed to people not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which it will be forced to take resort to attachment proceedings.

In case of any forced/coercive entry by militants into any house, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, police said—(KNO)

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