Srinagar, Oct 7: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Shopian on Saturday said to have initiated a proclamation proceedings against active militants involved in many cases.
“Shopian Police in coordination with Revenue department has initiated proclamation proceedings under Section 82 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Gh Rasool Bhat resident of Cheki Cholen and Abid Ramzan Sheikh son of Mohd Ramzan Sheikh resident of Chotipora Shopian, allegedly involved in many acts of terrorism for offences in Case FIR No’s 24/2018 PS Zainapora, 94/2017, 266/2021, 05/2022, 40/2022, 214/2022, 215/2022 PS Shopian, 28/2018 PS Heerpora, 52/2018 PS Shopian, 59/2019 PS Heerpora, 84/2021 PS of Shopian, 10/2022, 28/2022, 36/2022, 116/2022 of PS Heerpora and 65/2023 PS Shopian,” a police spokesman said in a statement.
SSP Shopian Tanushree while sharing the details with the media fraternity said that Shopian Police is committed to uphold the law and to ensure the safety and security of general public. “We are working closely with other agencies to follow due process and bring such elements to justice,” police said.
These proceedings have been initiated against above mentioned active terrorists who are evading their arrest as open non bailable warrant dated 06/09/2023 could not get executed against them, police said.
Accordingly, police said that proclamation notice under section 82 of CrPC issued by the Hon’ble Court of NIA has been pasted/circulated at their residences and other prominent places in their respective native villages along with revenue officials with the directions that said wanted terrorists shall surrender before investigation officer or honourable court of law otherwise further proceedings will be initiated accordingly against them.
Police Party Shopian was headed by DySP Hqrs Shopian assisted by SHO PS Shopian, SHO PS Heerpora and DO PP Hermain. The exercise was carried out in presence of Executive Magistrate, Shopian, Hermain and Sarpanch, Lumerdar, Chokidar of respective villages, the statement said.
Moreover, Shopian Police also used drum beating to inform the general public about the ongoing efforts to apprehend the said active terrorists who are required in connection with investigation of above-mentioned terror related cases.
In addition to these efforts, Shopian Police is actively engaging community to ensure terror free District. Recent initiatives also include the introduction of community policing programs and heightened security measures, police said.
“The proclamation proceedings and property attachment are part of a comprehensive effort to address terrorism and maintain the rule of law. We urge the public to remain vigilant and report information that may assist in the apprehension of these active terrorists,” Police said.
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