JK Govt to probe Dr Fai’s ‘activities’ in state
Jammu, Apr 7: The state government has decided to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to ascertain the alleged involvement of the Executive Director of Kashmir American Council, Dr. Gulam Nabi Fai and others in militancy and separatist related activities within Jammu and Kashmir.
“We will constitute a Special Investigative Team (SIT) today to be headed by the Senior Superintendent of Police of district Budgam, to probe into the involvement of Gulam Nabi Fai and others in anti-national activities”, Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda told media persons here today.
“Syed Sallaud-Din, Hafiz Syed, Gulam Nabi Fai and other people have been figuring prominently over the years in various cases related to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir”, he said. “We are looking forward to probe the cases further”.
The investigation will include issuance of red corner notices and other steps which are required to be taken in this regard”, Khoda said. On whether the SIT would deal with the issue of Fai and his activities in Jammu and Kashmir, the DGP said, “(it is meant for) Fai and other associates who will figure during the course of scrutiny of records of various international activities which have taken place”.
“It was found that before leaving the state in early eighties Dr. Gulam Nabi Fai was involved in various anti-national activities. There are certain activities on his part within the state which further need to be probed”, the DGP added.
Kuldeep Khoda further said that a SIT is being constituted to carry forward investigation in the cases of “anti-national activities and crimes connected with our state where name of these people figured”. The cases need to be further investigated which also led to the issuance of Red Corner could notice against these accused persons, he added.
He said that the Jammu and Kashmir police have certain records pointing out the involvement of Dr Fair in anti-national activities during early eightees but action can not be taken merely on these records and the matter need further probe. “We are also studying the legal implications of the matter”.
The State police chief said that there were around 185-190 militants active in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. “There is no change in the situation on other side of the border. The militant training camps are still there and the trained militants are ready to infiltrate, but there is strong improvement in the coordination among state police and our security forces which has not given any chance to the militants to cross the border”, the DGP said, adding that the militancy related incidents have also recorded decrease in J&K as compared to the last year.
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