NIA Opposes Asiya Andrabi’s Appeal In Property Attachment Case

SRINAGAR: Federal investigator, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed an appeal in Delhi High Court by Asiya Andrabi and others against the attachment of their properties. The investigator has said that these premises were used for meetings to commit unlawful activities, reports appearing in the media suggest.

In its affidavit, the NIA said it has established that the Nowshehra home of Asiya Andrabi was used for celebrating Pakistan day and making fierce anti-national speeches and distributing of anti-India material. It insisted the house comes under “proceeds of terrorism” as per sections 2(g) and 2 (h) of the UA (P) Act.

The NIA affidavit came in response to the appeal that Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen and Sofi Fehmeeda moved against seizure/attachment of the properties. They were arrested in July 2018 and accused of waging war against India. Dukhteran-e-Milat, the outfit they were running was banned under the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

Andrabi’s house located on Srinagar’s 90-feet road was attached by NIA in July 2019. The attachment order issued under Section 25 (i) of UAPA, approved by DGP Jammu and Kashmir, was pasted on its wall. The attached property under the law can neither be sold nor transferred without the permission of the officer issuing the order.

(Photograph used in the report is not linked to the details. It is merely representational)

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