Srinagar: Director-General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh has approved seizure of five vehicles under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) which were used in militancy-related incidents in central Kashmir district of Badgam and Kulgam in south valley.
DGP accorded approval under Section 25 UAPA, 1967 for the seizure of five vehicles used in militant crimes, a police spokesman said on Friday.
He said in Kulgam, on April 24, 2020, Police Station Yaripora received a docket from Incharge Police post Frisal that one police Constable namely Sartaj Ahmad Itoo son of Ghulam Mohammad Itoo resident of Shirpora Frisal was kidnapped by some unknown militants.
Accordingly, case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation took up.
During the course of investigation, a search operation was launched by Kulgam police along with other security agencies in Kharpora Frisal to nab the militants who were reportedly moving in a Santro vehicle. Subsequently, a Santro vehicle was intercepted and on being stopped by security forces the militant sitting in the vehicle came out and started firing indiscriminately on security forces. The fire was retaliated and the two militants were neutralized on spot, the kidnapped policeman was rescued safely, and driver namely Irfan Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Hamid Dar resident of Wandena Shopian was apprehended and the vehicle was taken into possession.
He said a huge quantity of arms/ammunition and explosive substances were recovered. It was established that the vehicle was used to facilitate the movement of militants from one place to another, as such falls within the ambit of proceeds of terrorism and is accordingly liable to be seized.