Govt orders prosecution of 7 militant sympathizers

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, July 23: The Government has ordered prosecution against seven persons under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act who had provided logistic support to three militants killed at Chrar–Sharief in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district in January this year.
The militants Sabzar Ahmad Mir alias Marsad of Lasipora , Syed Rubani alias Abu Zarar of Nazneenpora Shopian and Tawseef Ahmad Wani alias Abu Huraira of Nowpora Pulwama were killed in an encounter with security forces in Charar-e-Sharief area of Budgam district on January 21 this year.
Police recovered booklet on which few cell numbers were written. After investigations police picked up Tanveer Ahmad Laway alias Fanna Filla of Dalwan and Shahnawaz Ahmad Bhat alias Naaz of Bilal Abad Kralpora. The cell numbers belonged to them and during questioning they disclosed their association with the Al-Bader militant outfit.
Police said that they disclosed that they have provided logistic support with the help of Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat alias Inna Welder of Kralpora Chadoora, Gulzar Ahmad Wani of Dalwan, Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat of Shahpora Wathoora, Azad Ahmad Wani of Dalwan and Adil Gulzar Ganai of Dalwan Chrar-i-Sharief for digging/ constructing/ fabricating a hideout at Hajibagh Kokarkhal Chrar-i-Sharief for their safe stay and provided all required material like timber, ply-sheets, Iron lid, thermo cool, Gas stove and eatable items to them.
A Home Department order issued said that on January 21, police station Chrar-i-Sharief received a reliable information to the effect that some militants are hiding in a hideout at Haji Bagh Koker-Khal Chrar-i-Sharief to commit some militant act and based on it, a case (FIR NO.02/19 U/S 307 RPC 7/27.A.Act, 18,19,20,38 ULA (P)) was registered and investigation was taken up. Later, a joint cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) was launched and during searches, hiding militants fired upon the deployed security personnel who retaliated the fire, resulting in the killing of three militants.
From their possession, the order said arms and ammunition besides a religious Booklet ‘Hasn-ul-Muslim’ were recovered. “During the course of investigation, the seized booklet “Hasn-ul Muslim” was perused and it was found that there were some phone numbers mentioned in it. Subsequently the subscriber details of the phone numbers were obtained and identities of the persons were established,” the order said.
“The Authority appointed by the State Government under sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, has independently scrutinized the case diary file and all the other relevant documents relating to the case and has come to a definite conclusion that this is a fit case for accord of prosecution sanction against the accused persons,” the order said.
“After perusing the case diary, the relevant documents and also taking into consideration, the observations and views of the Authority appointed under sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the State Government is of the view that there is sufficient material and evidence available against the accused persons for their prosecution under the provisions of law,” it said and ordered prosecution against the seven persons.