Govt notifies 6 courts as ‘Special Courts’ for trial under UAPA

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Srinagar: The government on Wednesday notified six courts as “Special Courts” for trial of offences under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 22 of the National Investigation Act, 2008 and in partial modification of the notification SO 68 of 2020 dated February 25, 2020, the government hereby notifies six courts as Special Courts for the districts… for the purpose of trial of offences under the UAPA, 1967,” reads a notification issued by Secretary to Government Law Department, Achal Sethi.

According to the notification, Additional Sessions Judge (TADA, POTA) Srinagar has the jurisdiction of district Srinagar and Ganderbal, Additional District and Sessions Judge Anantnag has the jurisdiction of district Anantnag, Additional District and Sessions Judge Baramulla has the jurisdiction of district Baramulla, Additional District Judge Pulwama has the jurisdiction of districts Pulwama and Budgam, Additional District and Sessions Judge (Fast Track Court) Kulgam has the jurisdiction of the districts of Kulgam and Shopian, Additional District and Sessions Judge Bandipora has the jurisdiction of the districts  Bandipora and Kupwara.  

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