SRINAGAR: Baramulla Police, in coordination with the Revenue department, has initiated proclamation proceedings under Section 82 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against active militant Abid Qayoom Lone, son of Abdul Qayoom Lone and resident of Wussan Khoie Pattan, who was allegedly involved in several acts of militancy. In this regard, case FIR No 120/2023 U/S 7/25 IA Act, 18, 20, 23, 38, 39 UA (P) Act, 4/5 Explosive Substances Act stands already registered against him at Police Station Pattan.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla, Amod Ashok Nagpure, while sharing the details, said that Baramulla Police is committed to upholding the law and ensuring the safety and security of the general public.
These proceedings have been initiated against the militant who is evading his arrest, as an open non-bailable warrant dated 17/08/2023 could not be executed against him. Accordingly, a proclamation notice under section 82 of CrPC issued by the Court of Additional Sessions Judge Baramulla dated 09/21/2023 has been pasted and circulated at his residence and other prominent places in his respective native villages along with revenue officials, with the directions that the said wanted militant shall surrender before the investigation officer or court of law; otherwise, further proceedings will be initiated accordingly against him.
The Police Party was headed by SDPO Pattan, assisted by SHO PS Pattan and In-charge Police Post Wussan. The exercise was carried out in the presence of the Executive Magistrate Pattan and Sarpanch, Lumerdar, Chowkidar of the respective village.
Moreover, Baramulla Police also used drum beating to inform the general public about the ongoing efforts to apprehend the said active militant who is required in connection with the investigation of the above-mentioned militancy-related case.