02-Mar-2024  Srinagar booked.net

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NIA Attaches Properties of Two Allegedly Involved In 2015 Udhampur Attack

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Kulgam/Pulwama: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) announced on Thursday the attachment of properties belonging to two individuals, Fayaz Ahmed Itoo and Khursheed Ahmed Bhat, for their alleged involvement in the 2015 attack on a BSF convoy in the Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir.

According to NIA investigations, the duo is identified as members of the banned Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

In connection with this case, the NIA has attached four immovable properties, including a single-storied residential house owned by Fayaz Ahmed Itoo in the village of Khudwani, Tehsil Qaimoh, District Kulgam. Additionally, a double-storey residential house along with two plots of land, belonging to Khursheed Ahmed Bhat in villages Chursoo and Sail, Awantipora, District Pulwama, have also been attached under Section 33 (1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, pursuant to recent orders from the NIA Special Court in Jammu.

The NIA statement said that the attack occurred on August 5, 2015, at around 7 a.m. on the Srinagar—Jammu National Highway near Narsoo Nallah in the village of Narsoo, Udhampur district.

“Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel lost their lives, and 13 others sustained injuries during the attack,” reads the statement.

"One militant was killed, and another, identified as Naveed, was arrested in the retaliatory action by the forces."

The two accused, whose properties were attached, Fayaz Ahmed Itoo and Khursheed Ahmed Bhat, were subsequently arrested and are currently undergoing trial in the NIA Special Court in Jammu. The NIA emphasized that all prime accused in the case (RC-08/2015/NIA/DLI) have been charge-sheeted and are under trial facing various charges under the Ranbir Penal Code, Arms Act, Explosive Substances Act 1946, Passport (Entry into India Act 1920), and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967.

(KNO Inputs)