354 booked under TADA, POTA
Srinagar, Oct 10: Jammu and Kashmir Government Wednesday revealed that 323 and 31 persons were respectively charged in the State under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) and Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) which have been repealed long back.
Giving information to the supplementary question of Congress legislator Ravinder Kumar Sharma, government informed the Legislative Council that 323 persons were booked under TADA in 63 cases within the jurisdiction of the State.
In Kashmir province, 278 persons were charged in 59 cases under the said law. In Jammu, the number is less as 45 persons have been charged in seven cases under TADA.
As many as 31 persons were charged under another controversial law- POTA. According to the information furnished by the government, 15 persons were charged under POTA in seven cases in Kashmir province.
Government said 10921 AK rifles were recovered in last two decades in Kashmir with 4452 lying in possession of police and remaining 6469 under the custody of Army and paramilitary forces.
“About 28009 AK magazines were recovered with 11061 and 16948 lying in possession of police and Army/paramilitary forces respectively,” the reply says.
According to the information, 5020 pistols and five anti-tank mines were recovered in the Valley during the past two decades. “As many as 13 pencils bombs were also recovered in the Valley,” the government said.
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