SIU attaches land of Pak-based militant

SIU team attaching property of a militant at Kralpora, Kupwara on Tuesday.
SIU team attaching property of a militant at Kralpora, Kupwara on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Aug 1: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Police today attached property of a militant operating from Pakistan in Kupwara district.
“A land measuring 6 kanals and 3 marla belonging to one Adul Rashid Qureshi alias Farooq Qureshi, a resident of Kachama, Kralpora Kupwara who is operating from Pakistan was attached by the SIU Kupwara following investigation of an FIR”, read a statement issued by the SIU.
“Following extensive intelligence gathering and meticulous investigations in case FIR No.276/2022 of Police Station Kupwara registered under Sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, 122, 123 IPC & 17, 18, 18-A, 18-B, 20, 38, 39, 40 of UA(P)A, the team of SIU Kupwara Police led to the identification and subsequent attachment of the militant property of land measuring 6 kanals and 3 marlas located at multiple locations within the district at village Kachama”, read the statement. Click here to watch video
“This measure taken by the Police aims to disrupt his illicit network and restrict his ability to carry out further acts of terror. It is pertinent to mention here that Farooq Qureshi has been a persistent threat to peace and security of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir since the time he exfiltrated to Pakistan in early 1990s” read the statement.
“He is a member of Al-Barq militant outfit and presently operating from PoJK as launching commander. Farooq’s strategic involvement in numerous acts of militancy has caused immense suffering and loss of innocent lives in the valley in the past. Jammu and Kashmir Police has been actively pursuing his acts to bring an end to his destructive activities”, read the statement.
“Police said the attachment of the property serves as a strong message to militants and their supporters that their actions will not go unnoticed or unpunished. It underscores the unwavering commitment of Jammu and Kashmir Police to combating militancy at its roots and dismantling its infrastructure”, read the statement.