November 2001 News

House sealed under terror law in J&K

26 November 2001
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: In what may be the first action under the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance, a house in downtown Srinagar has been sealed by the Jammu and Kashmir police for providing a ''safe hideout'' to militants, official sources said Monday. The house in Malik Saheb locality in Safakadal area of the city which was being used by militants of the al-Badr outfit was sealed by police on Sunday evening, they said. A senior police officer said a hideout, built quite immaculately within the inner walls of the house, was busted and a pistol and a wireless set besides some ammunition were seized during the operation. The house owner, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, has also been booked under various sections of POTO, he said. The operation was launched following information that the house was being used as a hideout by militants, the officer said.


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