Irfan Ahmad Bhat : “J&K Police Attach Property of Militant Associate’s Family in Bandipora”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir): The Jammu and Kashmir Police announced on Wednesday that they have taken possession of residential land belonging to the family of a militant associate. The property, measuring 14 Marla, was attached in accordance with FIR No. 43/2022 under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The police stated that the land was identified as proceeds of terrorism. The militant associate, identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat, is believed to be associated with the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Furthermore, his brother had reportedly fled to Pakistan in 2000.

In a statement posted on X (previously known as Twitter), the spokesperson for the District Police Bandipora explained, “Bandipora Police has attached 14 Marla of residential land at Ashtengoo Bandipora in case FIR No.43/2022. The land had been identified as proceeds of terrorism and was attached under the UAPA. The land belongs to the family of a terror associate of LeT, Irfan Ahmad Bhat. His brother had also exfiltrated to Pakistan in 2000.”

This action is part of a larger crackdown on militant networks and their supporters in Jammu and Kashmir. According to reliable sources quoted by ETV Bharat, over 500 properties have been seized by various law enforcement agencies, including the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Crime Branch, Enforcement Directorate (ED), State Investigation Unit (SIU), National Investigative Agency (NIA), and State Investigative Agency (SIA). These properties are believed to be owned by overground workers (OGWs), militants, and individuals who support militancy in the region.

The new Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir, Kumar Gyanesh Swain, emphasized the need to take action against those who finance terrorism. He stated, “Those who participate in militancy-related activities and who form part of the militancy ecosystem. We will need to take action against those who finance terrorism.”

The attachment of properties is seen as a significant step in curbing militancy and disrupting the financial networks that support it. The authorities are determined to dismantle these networks and bring an end to the violence that has plagued the region for years. The seizure of properties is a clear message that individuals involved in terrorism will face severe consequences, not only through legal action but also through the confiscation of their assets.

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