Police Okays Seizure Of 2 Cars Under UAPA

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‘Both Vehicles Used In Robbery, Rifle Snatching’

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday approved seizure of two vehicles for their use by alleged over-ground workers for “terror activities”

According to a police spokesperson, the Police Headquarters has accorded sanction for the seizure of two light motor vehicles Maruti Alto K-10 (JK05G-5626) and Alto- K-10 (JK21C- 8461) which were used by OGWs on April 22 this year for looting cash & one 12 Bore rifle from guard of J&K Bank, Business Unit Khore, Sherabad Pattan.

“During the investigation of FIR No. 75/2021 U/S 392, 307, IPC 7/25, 7/27, A. Act 16, 20, 39 UA(P) Act of Police Station Pattan, it came to fore that OGWs namely Nisar Ahmad Bhat and Arif Mir were affiliated with LeT outfit,” the police spokesperson said.

He further said that the evidence collected during the course of investigation substantiated that the two vehicles were used for commission of incidents/robbery and fall within the ambit of “proceeds of terrorism” in terms of Section 2(g) r/w Sec.25 of unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 and were accordingly liable to be seized in said case.

“In exercise of powers conferred by section 25 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 DGP J&K has accorded sanction for seizure of these two vehicles,” the police spokesperson said.

With seizure of these two vehicles, he said, the PHQ has accorded sanction for seizure of 74 vehicles, (which include mostly four wheelers and two wheelers), 05 houses, 06 shops, land & cash, so far.

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