JK police’s SIU attaches property of militant commander in Kupwara district

Srinagar: Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday attached property of a militant commander operating from Pakistan in Kupwara district of North Kashmir.
Police said the land measuring six Kanals and 3 Marla belonging to Abdul Rashid Qureshi alias Farooq Qureshi, a resident of Kachama, Kralpora Kupwara who is operating from Pakistan was attached by the SIU Kupwara following investigation of an FIR.
He exfiltrated to Pakistan in early 1990s and is presently the launching commander of Al-Barq outfit in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
“Following extensive intelligence gathering and meticulous investigations in case FIR No.276/2022 of Police Station Kupwara registered under sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, 122, 123 IPC & 17, 18, 18-A, 18-B, 20, 38, 39, 40 of UA(P)A, the team of SIU Kupwara Police led to the identification and subsequent attachment of the terrorist’s property located at multiple locations within the district at village Kachama,” police said.
This measure taken by the Police aims to disrupt his illicit network and restrict his ability to carry out further acts of terror.
Police also said Qureshi has been a persistent threat to peace and security of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir since the time he exfiltrated to Pakistan in early 1990s.
“He is a member of Al-Barq terror outfit and presently operating from PoJK as launching commander.
Farooq’s strategic involvement in numerous acts of terror has caused immense suffering and loss of innocent lives in the valley in the past. Jammu and Kashmir Police has been actively pursuing his acts to bring an end to his destructive activities,” police said.
Police said the attachment of the property serves as a strong message to terrorists and their supporters that their actions will not go unnoticed or unpunished.

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