Authorities on Saturday attached eleven more properties of Jamat-e-Islami in Kashmir Valley at the recommendations of State Investigation Agency.
Providing the description of the properties, the SIA in a statement said that three properties were attached in Baramulla, two in Kupwara, one in Baramulla and five in Ganderbal.
“SIA has unearthed further assets of banned Jamat-e-Islami throughout UT of J&K worth hundreds of crores of INR. Today on 17.12.2022 in District Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kupwara, properties at about a dozen locations worth INR hundred crores approximately after being notified by DM Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal & Kupwara on the recommendation of SIA J&K, have been barred with restrictions on usage and entry,” SIA said in the statement to GNS, adding, “To choke the availability of funds for secessionist activities and to dismantle the ecosystem of anti-national elements & (militant) networks hostile to India’s sovereignty, (eleven more properties) held by banned JeI J&K at (the four) districts have been notified by concerned District Magistrates in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 & Notification No. 14017/7/2019, dated 28- February- 2019 of Union Ministry of Home Affairs.”
The premises and structures have been barred and entry and usage has been prohibited reads the notification. Besides “Red entry” to this effect has been made in the relevant revenue records. During the seizure proceedings it was found that about two dozen business establishments in the towns of Kupwara and Kangan are currently running from out these JeI properties on rent basis.
After due diligence, it was decided that these would be allowed to continue so that private persons who may not have any connections with JeI and are only tenants paying rent to JeI are not penalised and their livelihood not impaired.
The Properties in District Baramulla include I. Land measuring 01-Kanal & 12-Marla under Survey No. 2228/2015/360 min II. Land measuring 01-Kanal under Survey No. 2259/405 min III. Land measuring 32-Kanal & 01 Marla under Survey No. 408; District Kupwara: I. Land measuring 03-Marla under Survey No. 1074 near Rehmat-Alam Public School II. JeI office Kupwara (Single Storey tin roofed building) adjacent to Masjid Quwatul-Islam Kupwara (20 business establishments) District Bandipora: I. Land measuring 13 Marla under Khasra No. 113 Min in village Bandipora District Ganderbal: I. Single storey building constructed over Land measuring 10-Marla under Survey No. 2425/1674/1458/315 in village Kangan. II. Three stories shop constructed over Land measuring 01-Marla and 7 Sirsai under Survey No. 2520/1482/496 min in village Kangan III. Land measuring 05-Kanal & 15 Marla under Survey No. 954-min, 955-min in village Gadoora Ganderbal. IV. Abandoned double storey building constructed over Land measuring 01-Kanal & 06 Marla under Survey No. 1488- min in village Safapora Lar V. Land measuring 18-Marla under Survey No. 722-min in village Kurhama.”
Pertinently, SIA has identified as many as 188 JeI properties across J&K which have either been notified or are under the process of being notified for further legal action. These are as a result of investigation of case FIR number 17 of 2019 U/S 10, 11 & 13 of Police Station Batmaloo being investigated by SIA. (GNS)