Srinagar, Nov 26: Authorities in Anantnag district of South Kashmir today sealed atleast 11 properties worth Rs 90 crores, belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami.
The District Magistrate Anantnag confiscated these properties after they were notified by the State Investigation Agency (SIA).
“Today in district Anantnag properties at 11 locations worth more than 90 crores INR after being notified by DM Anantnag on the recommendation of SIA J&K have been barred with restrictions on usage and entry”, said an SIA spokesperson in a statement.
The authorities have banned entry or usage of JeI premises or properties that have been sealed.
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“To choke the availability of funds for secessionist activities and to dismantle the ecosystem of anti-national elements and terror networks hostile to India’s sovereignty, properties belonging /held by banned JeI J&K in district Anantnag of South Kashmir have been notified by District Magistrate Anantnag vide Notification No. DCA/SQ/22/6033-50 dated 24/11/2022 followed by administrative order No DCA/SQ/22/6051-66 dated 25/11/2022 in exercise of powers conferred by Section 8 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 & Notification No. 14017/7/2019, dated 28- February- 2019 of Union Ministry of Home Affairs”, read the statement adding the premises/structures have been barred and entry and usage has been prohibited read the notification.
“Besides “Red entry” to this effect has been made in the relevant revenue records”, it read.
The properties include a residential house over land 09 Marla and 07 Sarsai, presently rented to Nazir Ahmad Gattoo son of Ghulam Mohammad of Bijbehara in village Bijbehara in the name of Jamaat-e-Islami J&K, Anantnag; Orchard land measuring 30 Kanals and 01 Marla in village Rakhi Moman Danjipora in the name of Jamaat-e-Islami ; Shopping complex and Kuthar over land 07 Marla and 06 Sarsai in village Arwani in the name of Jamat-e-Islami; Commercial cum residential structure two storeyed building along with two shops at ground floor over land 02 Kanals and 01 Sarsai in village Jablipora in the name of Jamat-e-Islami; Double storey residential house over land 12 Marla in village Anantnag East Mattan in the name of Jamat-e-Islami; Land measuring 07 Marla and 01 Sarsai in Anantnag in the name of Jamaat-e-Islami through Amiri Zilla Ghulam Ahmad Paddey son of Mohammad Sultan of Khidam Bijbehara; Land measuring 16 Marla and 07 Sarsai in Anantnag in the name of Jamat-e-Islami through Amir Zilla Ghulam Ahmad Paddey son of Mohammad Sultan of Khidam Bijbehara; Land measuring 06 Kanal and 10 Marla in Anantnag in the name of Jamat-e-Islami through Amir Zilla Ghulam Ahmad Paddey son of Mohammad Sultan of Khidam Bijbehara; Gair Mumkin Kuthar over land 04 Sarsai in village Shangus in the name of Jamat-e-Islami through Ghulam Nabi alias Gul Shah and others; under construction seven shops and 04 rooms over land 01 Kanal, 05 Marla near Iqra English Medium School in village Viddy Srigufwara and Two storey non-functional building over 01 Kanal land in village Hakoora under Anantnag properties of JEI.
The SIA said that this has a lot of significance for Jamaat activities. “This will end up in crescendo, as the fight against terror networks, unlawful association’s progresses. The action would uproot the menace of terror funding to a great extent in UT of J&K besides being a stepping stone in ensuring rule of law & a society without fear”, read the statement.
The SIA has identified as many as 188 JeI properties across J&K which will be notified during the further course of action to be undertaken. “These are as a result of investigation of case FIR number 17 of 2019 U/S 10, 11 & 13 of Police Station Batamaloo being investigated by SIA. SIA has preliminarily identified numerous properties purchased or acquired by JeI worth hundreds of crores of rupees”, read the statement.
“In the 2nd phase, after verification on ground, SIA choose district Anantnag, the district with maximum Jamaat penetration and after confirming that 11 different land and in some cases land-Cum-house properties are indeed under JeI ownership or control, SIA submitted evidence before the District Magistrate of Anantnag who has expelled the JeI from entering or using these 11 properties under Section 8 of UAPA”, further read the statement.