Police To Attach Property Of 100 LeT, HM Ultras30 November 2010
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: In a significant move, police have initiated a process to attach the property of about 100 militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfits, who were involved in a series of subversive activities in Doda district including killings but were presently operating from Pakistan or Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Proceedings to attach property of two commanders-one each of LeT and HM-were today set into motion after police got proclamation against the militants issued under Section 87 CrPC from the court. Both these commanders were running training camps in Pakistan and PoK with one of them having been designated as 'Launching Officer’. The cases are being prepared to get proclamation against many other militants issued from the court to attach their property here and send a stern message to the militants and their commanders that they could face action in the First Information Reports (FIRs) registered against them despite fleeing to Pakistan or PoK, official sources said. The militants against whom the process to attach property has been initiated included Mohammad Amin alias Khubeb son of Dawood Bhat, a resident of Kathwa, Thathri, a LeT commander, who has been operating as 'Launching Officer’ in PoK with the name of Gazi and Abdul Rashid son of Arsala Khandey R-o Khanpura, Thathri, who is reportedly based in a Muzaffarabad camp of Hizbul Mujahideen in PoK. The militants have property in the form of houses, shops, and costlier goods etc in Thathri and other places in Doda. A detailed list of the property has been prepared by Doda police under the supervision of DIG Doda-Ramban range Manish Kumar Sinha and SSP Doda Prabhat Singh. Sources said Mohammad Amin alias Khubeb was operating in Doda district till 2006 and was involved in various militant activities. He was last booked in FIR No. 47-2006 at Thathri police station under Section 302 RPC (killing) and Arms Act. However, he couldn’t be arrested despite a series of raids conducted for him. Due to mounting police pressure, he crossed over to PoK and was presently running a Hizbul training camp and has been designated as 'Launching Officer’ of the outfit. He has good liaison with United Jehad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salah-ud-Din, one of the 20 most wanted militants by India operating from the territory of Pakistan. Abdul Rashid had operated in Doda from 1990 to 1997 and then crossed over to PoK as he too feared his certain death in the district in view of massive search operations launched against him by security forces and police. The last FIR registered against him was under Section 302 RPC (killing) under No. 23-1997 at Thathri police station. For the last 13 years, Rashid is operating from PoK reportedly running one of the main training camps of the LeT outfit. Sources said the notices have been put up in the houses of Khubeb and Rashid wherein they have been asked to surrender before police within one month failing which police will initiate proceedings against them under Section 88 RPC and attach entire property on their name, which has already been identified. According to sources, police proposed to initiate similar proceedings against 100 odd other militants of Doda district, who had committed serious offences in the districts and were presently hiding in Pakistan and PoK. Sources admitted that a similar process against all 100 ultras could take sometime as it involved a long drawn process to identity the militants and list their property before the court before getting the attachment order and executing it. It, however, was not immediately known as to whether a similar process would also be initiated against the militants in other districts. To avoid from getting their property attached, the militants would have to return and surrender. The State Government has already announced a Rehabilitation Policy for the militants under which they could return to the State from PoK.