Security forces on Thursday killed two hardcore Pakistani terrorists in a fierce gunfight in the Kalakote forest area of Jammu’s Rajouri district.
Director General of Police J&K, Dilbag Singh, on Tuesday, directed the police and security officers to take stringent action against terrorists and their sympathisers. He said terrorists are desperate to disturb peace.
Dilbag Singh, while speaking at a joint meeting of police, CRPF and SSB officers in north Kashmir’s Baramulla, stressed on devising new strategies to tackle the residual militancy and directed them to chase terrorists wherever they are. He advised officers to take care of boundaries between different districts. He directed officers to make small teams and set targets for them.
The DGP said that security gaps have to be plugged for which interaction and review meetings between forces should be conducted on a regular basis.
With regard to the UAPA and NDPS cases, he said these cases are on our top priority and directed to do best investigations to get conviction rate increased. Directions given with regard to disposal of cases be met professionally and on time. The people of J&K have given full support and cooperation in maintaining peace.
He said that those involved in anti-national activities must be dealt with by stringent action against them.
Earlier, the DGP addressed a joint darbar of Police and SSB 2nd Bn. at Bab Teing Pattan. He said that SSB is a relatively new force in the UT as compared to other CAPFs. He complimented the SSB for the performance shown in such a short period.
He said working with the SSB during the last few years has been a great experience adding that the force is full of young and energetic officers and jawans. He hoped that the synergy between SSB, JKP and other security forces would continue to work for peace.
He directed the officers of both forces to conduct interaction programmes between the personnel of forces on regular basis adding that will augment the working together. CO SSB 2nd Bn. Mukesh Kumar welcomed the DGP and expressed gratitude to the DGP for the darbar.
On the occasion, the DGP gave a patient listening to the grievances of Police and SSB officers and Jawans. He gave on spot direction for the redressal of some grievances and said that the department is taking all initiative for the welfare of its jawans.
Referring to the drug menace and terrorism, while talking to mediapersons, the DGP said that by promoting drug trade and terrorism Pakistan is using the money to support terrorism. J&K Police and other security forces are alert to thwart all such attempts of this illegal trade from across the border adding that various consignments of drugs have been caught and forces are working very strenuously to stop this menace from spreading in the UT.
He said various cases have been registered under NDPS Act and are being seriously investigated. We are working hard to demolish the whole network of drug trade whether it’s connected with the terrorism or to disturb future of our youth, the DGP said.
Referring to the threat to the journalists, the DGP said it is an outcome of frustration of those who are not happy with the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the UT.
He said the media has a role to play adding that they need not to worry as the Police has already lodged a case and is investigating it and strict action will be taken against those issuing threats.
The anti national elements and their sponsors and supporters across the border are not digesting the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that people of J&K are living happily, they are doing their routine work without any fear, there is no stone pelting, and the youth is not involved in any unlawful activity, they are making their careers adding that all these good things happening here are disturbing anti-national ely who are hellbent to foment trouble. He said Police are investigating the threat and hoped that the people of J&K will again support to foil all such attempts.
He said that J&K Police & security forces have faced many challenges in the past and this time again such challenges will be faced with fortitude. He said that prevailing peace will be further strengthened with people’s support.
He said the challenges with regard to security of all districts and situation at the Line of Control are being reviewed from time to time. He lauded the role of civil administration with whose support the statue of Police martyr Ct Mudasir Ahmad was unveiled today. He said that the number of active terrorists has been brought to just two digits. “Anti-militancy operations are going on and very soon remaining militants will be eliminated as well”, the DGP said.
He said that hybrid militancy has been a challenge as the handlers across the border have been luring the young boys, giving them weapons and targets. He said during the current year many such modules of hybrid terrorism were busted and action was taken against those involved.
The DGP inaugurated multiple facilities for officers and jawans. He also unveiled a bust of martyr Mudasir Ahmad at Bindaas Chowk Baramulla.