SIA arrests 8 absconding terrorists after three decades in Jammu and Kashmir

Terrorists managed government jobs in the School education department and Court premises after remaining underground

Terrorists managed government jobs in the School education department and Court premises after remaining underground
Terrorists managed government jobs in the School education department and Court premises after remaining underground

SIA nabs eight terrorists who had been absconding for three decades; two government employees also included

The long arm of the law finally caught up with eight absconding terrorists after the sleuths of the State Investigation Agency (SIA) tracked down their footprints and finally arrested them more than three decades after they had actually committed serious crimes of terrorism and disruptive activities (TADA cases) in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ironically, these absconding terrorists after remaining underground for some time had resurfaced and joined the mainstream and were even serving in government jobs including Court premises by easily escaping the law of the land.

In pursuance of its larger objective and mandate of achieving zero terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, SIA has initiated a special drive to trace and produce before the concerned Court all absconders of terrorism-related cases for facing the trial under law.

SIA has so far verified and identified 369 (215-Jammu and 154-Kashmir) absconders out of 734 absconders (317 in Jammu and 417 in Kashmir) in 327 TADA/ POTA cases. Out of 369 verified absconders, 127 remained untraced, 80 have died, 45 are residing in Pakistan/ Pok and other countries abroad and 4 are lodged in jail.

According to the spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir police, cases against these absconding terrorists were registered in different police stations in J&K.

The Police spokesman said these apprehended eight absconder terrorists have been identified as Adil Farooq Faridi son of Abdul Ghani Faridi resident of H No. 230 Shahidi Chowk Jammu (Government employee presently posted in JK BOSE, Jammu), Mohd. Iqbal @ Javed son of Sikander Khan resident of Asthan Mohalla Doda, Mujahid Hussain @ Nisar Ahmed son of Abdul Rasheed Gathwan resident of Asthan Mohalla Doda, Tariq Hussain son of Ghulam Ali Misger resident of Barshalla Doda, Ishtiaq Ahmed Dev @ Ajaz son of Mohd. Ayoub Dev resident of Sah Mohalla Doda, Ajaz Ahmed @ Mohd. Iqbal son of Abdul Rehman resident of Dandi Bhaderwah, Jameel Ahmed @ Jugnu @ Chika Khan son of Faiz Ahmed resident of Kursari Bhaderwah, and Ishfaq Ahmed son of Ghulam Ahmed Sheikh resident of Bun Doda (working as a writer in Court Complex Doda)”.

They will be produced before the TADA/ POTA court in Jammu in pursuance of warrants issued against the aforementioned absconder terrorists.

These terrorist absconders were involved in kidnapping for ransom and threat to kill one Ghulam Mohd Wani resident of Doda at gunpoint (Case FIR No. 158/1992 under sections 3, 4 of TADA, 364 RPC, 3/25 Arms Act of PS Doda), kidnapping for ransom and killing of Mohd Sadiq and Tariq Hussain of Doda from their home on intervening night of 23/24 April 1993.

Tariq Hussain was later killed and Mohd Sadiq was seriously injured (Case FIR No. 48/1993 u/s 3, 4 of TADA, 302, 307 of RPC, 3/25 Arms Act, PS Doda ), instigating people by setting false narrative during the ongoing prayer of Shabae-e-Qadir in Jamia Masjid Doda and other Masques of Doda that atrocities are committed on the innocent people of Kashmir and motivated them to observe strike in Doda on the gunpoint by these terrorists (case FIR No. 58/1991 u/s 3 and 4 of TADA, 153/194-A RPC of PS Doda), and recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition on 22 June 1994 concealed by these terrorists under the ground at Shambaz area (case FIR No. 101/1994 u/s 3, 4 of TADA, 3/25 Arms Act, PS Doda).

In the second phase of their ongoing investigation into the matter, “SIA is expected to ascertain how these absconder terrorists managed to escape from the law and live a normal life at their native place without being traced for so long and other aspects of larger criminal conspiracy and nexus thereof and the role of insiders if any will also be investigated”.

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  1. The SG should submit this piece of news to the Chief Moron of India when the latter asks the Government about restoring full statehood to J&K.


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