J-K police to attach 168 properties of militants

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The police have started the process to attach properties of nearly 168 militants who belong to different districts of the Jammu and Kashmir but have been operating from Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir (PAJK), the Tribune reported.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently directed the J-K police to initiate action against such militants, including 118 from Doda, 36 from Kishtwar and 14 from Rajouri and Poonch districts. The action was sought after attacks on the Hindu community in different parts of J-K.

Most of the attacks in Jammu division were handled by the militants who belong to J-K but based in different cities of Pakistan and PAJK.

Doda SSP Abdul Qayoom said that out of 118 militants from the district based outside J-K, 10 are the most active and have been trying to recruit local youth into militancy. “Two among them have been declared individual militants and two proclaimed offenders,” the SSP said.

In December, the property of an absconding Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, Abdul Rashid, alias Jehangir, was seized in Thathri area of Doda. He is said to have been behind many IED blasts in Jammu region. The SSP said a list of properties of other militants had been sought from the Revenue Department, which too would be seized.

The police are likely to soon seize properties of many militants from Doda, including Mohammad Irshad, alias Idrees, who has been designated terrorist by the MHA.

Another designated LeT militant from Doda, Mohammad Amin, alias Abu Khubaib, is responsible for many drone droppings and IED blasts in different parts of Jammu region through a network of overground workers.

Nazir Gujjar, alias Abu Manzil, while being based in Pakistan tries to recruit youths from rural areas of Jammu division in armed insurgency. His name had surfaced in a grenade attack in Udyanpur area in Doda in February 2021.

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