May 22: Special Court Kulgam designated under NIA Act issued proclamation orders under section 82 CrPC against five active militants involved in various militant crime and *target killing cases including killing of lady teacher Rajni Bala and Bank Manager Vijay Kumar in district Kulgam, last year.* On the request of SIU Kashmir, proclamation notices have been issued against militants namely Arjumand Gulzar @Hamza Bhuran son of Gulzar Ahmed Dar resident of Kharbatapora Ratnipora Pulwama, Bilal Ahmed Bhat son of Gh Rasool Bhat resident of Chaki Cholend Shopian, Sameer Ahmed Sheikh @ Kamran Bhai son of Farooq Ahmed Sheikh resident of Chaki Cholend Shopian, Abid Ramzan Sheikh son of Mohd Ramzan Sheikh resident of Chotipora Shopian and Basit Amin Bhat son of Mohd Amin Bhat resident of Frisal Kulgam. Before issuing proclamation, Hon’ble Court has already issued open ended Non-Bailable warrants (NBW) against all these militants. Proclamation orders have been read in the conspicuous places of their native villages and copies of orders pasted in conspicuous places of their residential houses and conspicuous place of their villages as well. Before initiation of further proceedings under law against these militants Hon’ble Court has given them a chance to surrender before the Court or investigation agency. Teams of SIU went to their native villages in Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts alongwith local police & Magistrates for execution of Proclamation Notices and Proper SOPs followed during these proceedings.