SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday attached a house for allegedly harboring militants in Khrew area of Pampore.
A police spokesman in a statement said that on August 19 2021 Police in Awantipora received information through reliable sources regarding presence of a group of militants in the house of Ghulam Ahmad Najar son of Ghulam Mohammad Najar resident of Danak Mohala Khrew who are conspiring to carry out terror act in the area.
“Accordingly, a joint cordon and search operation was launched along with Army (50RR) and CRPF (185 Bn). When the cordon was being laid, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately upon the operational party with the intent to kill the Police and army. The fire was effectively retaliated leading to an encounter,” said the spokesman.
“During the gun battle the militants by taking advantage of darkness managed to shift into the house of Ghulam Nabi Najar son of Ghulam Mohammad Najar resident of Danak Mohalla Khrew, which is located adjacent to the initial target house. subsequently the militants were zeroed down and again the fire fight erupted between the Police/SFs and hiding militants, which led successful elimination of 02 militants,” he said.
He added that from the site of encounter, 02 dead bodies of slain militants were recovered, who were later identified as Musaib Mushtaq Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat and Muzamil Ahmad Rather son of Nazir Ahmad Rather resident of Chakoora Pulwama.
“Consequent upon this case FIR No. 57/2021 U/S 307-IPC 7/27 A. Act 16,18,20 & 38 UA(P) Act was registered in Police Station Khrew and investigation was taken up,” said the spokesman.
“During the course of investigation, involvement of Nizam-ud-Din Najar son of Gh Ahmad Najar resident of Danik Mohalla Khrew (son of House owner) came to fore for providing of intentional harbouring and logistic support to the neutralized militants and was accordingly arrested in the instant case on 21/08/2021, for the commission of offences punishable U/Ss 19 and 39 UA(P) Act which were invoked in the instant case,” he said.
“Accordingly process u/s 25 UA(P) Act for attachment of the house used by the involved accused for intentional harbouring of accused was initiated and submitted to Worthy DGP J&K for accord of prior approval and was accorded by the competent authority,” he added.
“In pursuance to the said order and the powers conferred upon investigating officer u/s 25 UA( P) Act of 1967 property (residential house belonging to Ghulam Ahmad Najar son of Gh Mohd Najar resident of Danak Mohala Khrew was attached,” he further added.
“The general public is once again requested to not harbour or provide shelter or extend logistics to militants/ associates in their houses, failing which strict legal action will be taken against anyone doing so,” said police spokesman in a statement.