As situation improves in J&K, call on elections to be taken by authorities: DGP

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As situation improves in J&K, call on elections to be taken by authorities: DGP

Jammu, March 3: Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh Thursday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved after uphill efforts by security forces but the call on holding elections in the Union Territory will be taken by authorities concerned.

The DGP said the security forces will wipe out those running a factory of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.

On the question of “the complete revival of village Defense Groups, DGP Singh said the Union Government and Home Minister takes care of those fighting against militancy. “Militancy has declined but not ended; Pakistan is trying to revive militancy and their attempts are being foiled regularly. We are trying to keep our resources; uniformed men at best,”he added.

DGP Dilbag Singh added the youth of Jammu and Kashmir is talented but have suffered militancy and COVID-19, further stating that 'we are allowing them to perform'.

On attempts of Pakistan to push militants and weapons into India, he said,”These are serious security concerns being regularly monitored; we foiled 85 modules in past one year. OGW groups involved in IED, grenade attacks and civilian killings. Attempt to carry out IED attacks at religious places are always so foiled. Chemicals found being analyzed but we are of the view that it was for a specific target.”

It is pertinent to mention that the Jammu and Kashmir Police, on February 24, recovered Hua ge cache of arms and ammunition including 03 Detonators, 03 Remote controlled IED, 03 bottles of explosive, 01 Cortex wire, 02 Timer  IED, 01 Pistol, 02 Magazine, 06 grenades and 70 rounds which was sent by Lashkar from across the border.

On kithe telling of the Sarpanch in Kulgam, DGP Singh said that a Pakistan-sponsored group took responsibility. “It is shameful for them and their sponsors that a person who is representative of people is killed; we will identify and kill them. He was not inan a former of security forces as being claimed by militants,” he said.

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