J-K police orders seizure of assets in 46 militancy cases

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday ordered seizure of the assets of individuals and associations in 46 militancy-related cases.

The police in a statement said that it “has accorded permission in forty-six cases for seizure (and) attachment of various moveable and immovable assets of individuals or associations to neutralise the terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir”.

“Following due procedures of the law the Jammu and Kashmir Police has in last couple of years or so accorded sanction for seizure (and) attachments of four-wheelers, motorcycles, cash, land houses and shops,” it said.

The police said that immovable property seized includes five houses, including the house of Mehmooda Begum – the mother-in- law of Aasiya Andrabi, six shops belonging to Nazir Ahmad Wani of Pulwama and one Kanal and six marlas of land.

It said that cash worth Rs 370000, cheque of Rs 50,000 has also been seized.

The police said that 61 vehicles – including the Creta car of Andrabi’s associate Sofi Fehmeeda – have been attached or seized.

The other vehicles include two trucks, a tipper, four Alto 800 cars, two Hyundai Creta, a Maruti Echo, a Baleno, four Santro, one Asta, two Wagon R, a Mahindra Quanta, Tata Zip auto, two Maruti Swift, 18 Motor Cycles, five Scooty, two Auto load carriers, two Alto K10, a Maruti 800, a Load carrier (207), two Tavera, one Ambulance, one Tata Tiago, one Ford Figo, two Echo ambulance, a Hyundai I20 and a Dutson.

The police said that it alongwith “security forces and investigation agencies is fighting challenges of terrorism at various fronts”. “While a number of terrorists are neutralized in sustained anti-terror ops, the handlers are using vehicles and the proceeds of terrorists for furthering their evil designs,” it said.

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