Cooperation of people helped in restoring normalcy in J&K: DGP

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/8/2020 12:33:09 AM

SRINAGAR, Aug 6: Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh in a statement on Friday said that People’s cooperation coupled with proper planning, Policing persuasion and motivation helped in restoring the normalcy in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
DGP while informing the media men said that different measures taken by the J&K Police along with the security forces led to the successful crackdown on militant groups.
"Not only neutralizing the top leadership of militants but targetting their support structure and action against secessionists, smashing of the OGW networks, strengthening of the different security grids to tackle terrorism, improving relationship with the general masses and better management of the law & order incidents led to bringing of normalcy in the UT," DGP said.
While providing the details about present number of militants and infiltration attempts by militants from across LOC in the valley, DGP said that Pakistan is continuously attempting to foment trouble in Jammu and Kashmir and there have been increased infiltration attempts and ceasefire violations by Pakistan to replenish the depleted terrorist strength in Kashmir valley but our forces on borders are responding strongly and in recent times a number of infiltrations attempts were foiled.
"The militants who managed to infiltrate here are being tracked down. In comparison to 2019 we have increased number of successful operations against militants so far this year. In 2019 up to July, 131 militants were killed and during the same period this year 150 militants have been neutralized. This includes the killing of some 39 top commanders of different militant organizations rendering most of these organisations leaderless currently," added Dilbag Singh.
DGP further said that the graph of militancy related incidents and law & order incidents which was at its peak in 2016 started to decline in the year 2018 and the situation further improved in the last year.
"Comparing with the law and order related violence in 2016, it was only 8% in 2019 post abrogation of Article 35A and Article 370. There were 117 civilian killings in law and order situations that erupted after killing of a militant Commader Burhan Wani in 2016. Not a single civilian killing took place in 2019 or 2020 in law and order handlings while the local recruitment in militant groups is also low," said Dilbag Singh.
While interacting with the mediapersons DGP said that Post Abrogation of article 370, J&K Police along with other security forces worked out in a highly planned manner to take control of the situation. The personnel worked day and night to maintain and sustain the peaceful process of normalising the situation in the UT.
DGP said, "Post abrogation of Article 370 and 35A all those people who were previously involved in law and order incidents were detained. Most of them were released after counseling just within days. Militants even threatened local people, shopkeepers, apple orchard owners, drivers not to do their routine business last year. The Police personnel along with security forces were deployed in such planned manner so that the local people felt safe and secure. Patrolling on the national highway was increased and for the first time deployment inside the fruit orchards was made. We provided hassle free movement to around 1.40 lakh trucks last year to the rest of country during the previous fruit season."
DGP in his statement added that many misguided youth were brought back and handed over to their families while many attempts by Pakistan to provide weapons to militants groups via Punjab were foiled in recent times. (CNS)



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