SIA arrested eight absconding terrorists.
State Investigation Agency (SIA), Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday said it arrested eight absconding terrorists and their associates nearly after three decades.
The accused terrorists were allegedly involved in “serious crimes of terrorism”, disruptive activities in connection with Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, (TADA) cases, the agency said in its statement.
The accused terrorists were arrested by the SIA with inputs from the Crime Investigation Department, of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
They will be produced before the TADA / POTA court in Jammu in pursuance of warrants issued against the aforementioned absconder terrorists, the agency said.
As per the agency, the accused were charge-sheeted in the TADA court in Jammu.
The cases were registered around three decades ago in different Police Stations of district Doda.
“These absconding terrorists had managed to escape from the clutches of the law for decades by going underground and remaining untraced for some time and then resurfaced to enjoy normal family life at their native or some distant places. Some of these terrorist absconders have managed to get Government services and contracts, others found engaged in private businesses and even working in the Court,” stated the agency in its statement.
The apprehended eight absconding terrorists have been identified, by the agency, as Adil Farooq resident of Jammu (Government employee presently posted in JK Board of School Education, Jammu); Mohammad Iqbal alias Javed son, Mujahid Hussain alias Nisar Ahmed, Tariq Hussain, Ishtiaq Ahmad Dev, Ishfaq Ahmad (working as a writer in Court Complex Doda); all residents of Doda; Ajaz Ahmed alias Mohd Iqbal and Jameel Ahmad alias Chika Khan, both residents of Bhaderwah.
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/Pakistan occupied Kashmir and other countries abroad and 4 are lodged in jail,” the agency statement said. (ANI)