NIA Attaches 8 Properties of 2 Accused In 2018 Srinagar Attack On Cops That Led To Escape Of Pak LeT Terrorist

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Going full throttle against terrorist organisations and operatives operating in Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday attached the properties of two key Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives in the 2018 case relating to the forcible release of a terrorist through a fatal attack on a police party at a Srinagar hospital.

A total of eight properties , five belonging to the accused Mohd Shafi Wani and three belonging to Mohd Tikka Khan, both residents of Singoo Narbal, Pulwama, have been attached under Section 33 (1) of UA (P) Act, 1967, in pursuance of the recent Orders of NIA Special Court, Jammu.

The case (RC-05/2018/NIA/DLI) involved the killing of two personnel of J&K Police during firing on a Police party escorting LeT terrorist Naveed Jatt @ Abu Hanzla to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, for a medical examination on 6th February 2018. Jatt, a terrorist of Pakistani origin, was forcibly got released in the attack, which was carried out by the two accused, along with others, on orders from their Pakistan based LeT Commanders. Jatt got killed in an encounter with the security forces later in 2018.

The attached Immoveable properties of Mohd Shafi Wani and Mohd Tikka Khan, both identified as overground workers of LeT, include various plots of land. The residential house of Shafi has also been attached.

The two accused were arrested from their Pulwama homes on 8th February 2018 and were found to be in possession of weapons. They were charge-sheeted on 3rd August 2018 and are currently facing trial under sections 120B / 302 / 307 / 224 / 225 / 411 of RPC, sections 7/25 and 27 of Arms Act 1959 and sections 16 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 38 / 39 of UA (P) Act 1967 before the NIA Special Court, Jammu.

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