SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir police have started the process to attach properties of nearly 168 militants who belong to different districts of the UT but have been operating from other side of the LOC.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently directed the J&K Police to initiate action against such militants, including 118 from Doda, 36 from Kishtwar and 14 from Rajouri and Poonch districts. The action was sought after attacks on the Kashmiri Pandits in different parts of J&K. Most of the attacks in Jammu division were handled by the militants who belong to J&K but based in different cities of Pakistan.
Doda SSP Abdul Qayoom said that out of 118 militants from the district are based outside J&K, 10 are the most active and have been trying to recruit local youth into militancy. “Two among them have been declared individual militants and two proclaimed offenders,” the SSP said.
In December, the property of an absconding Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, Abdul Rashid, alias Jehangir, was seized in Thathri area of Doda. He is said to have been behind many IED blasts in Jammu region. The SSP said a list of properties of other militants had been sought from the Revenue Department, which too would be seized.
The police are likely to soon seize properties of many militants from Doda, including Mohammad Irshad, alias Idrees, who has been designated a ‘terrorist’ by the MHA.