SRINAGAR The government has ordered prosecution of two persons including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader Noor Mohammad Kalwal for praising Burhan Wani, the 21-year-old Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander who was killed in an encounter with government forces at Kokernag on July 8 2016.
States Home Department issued an notification, required under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, to accord sanction to prosecute Noor Mohammad Kalwal of Nowhatta, leader of JKLF headed by Mohammad Yasin Malik and the other person Abid Ahmad Beigh of Chinkral Mohalla who according to police is a hardcore stone pelter
Police Station M R Gunj received information on 13 July 2016 that at Chinkral Mohalla Habba Kadal (in srinagars old city) two persons (Noor and Abid) have assembled and are praising the killed militant Burhan Wani thereby disturbing the peace and tranquility of the area, by raising pro-freedom and anti-national slogans, reads the notification issued by the Principal Secretary Home Department.
Police filed an case FIR (No. 60/2016) U/S 13 ULA (P) Act in Police Station M.R Gunj and, according to the notification, initiated the investigation.
The investigation conducted has prima facie revealed involvement of the accused persons (Noor and Abid) for the commission of offence punishable u/s 13 ULAP Act and accordingly the case has been concluded as proved against them.
After perusing the material, the home department said it was convinced that there was enough material available to prosecute the accused duo.
In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act , 1967, the state government hereby accord sanction for launching prosecution of (Noor and Abid) for offences punishable under section 13 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, arising out of the FIR no. 60/2016 of police station M R Gunj Srinagar, it adds.
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