No Policemen Resigned, It’s ‘False Propaganda’: Home Ministry

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NEW DELHI — The Home Ministry Friday said no policeman has resigned in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of three police personnel by militants.

Reports have appeared in a section of media that some special police officers (SPOs) in Jammu and Kashmir have resigned, but the state police force has confirmed that these reports are “untrue and motivated”, the ministry said in a statement.

“These reports are based on false propaganda by mischievous elements,” it said. 

The ministry said Jammu and Kashmir has a professional and committed police force, which is fully geared up to meet the security challenges, including those related to the forthcoming panchayat and urban body elections.

“There are over 30,000 SPOs and their services are reviewed from time to time. Some mischievous elements are trying to project that those SPOs whose services are not renewed due to administrative reasons, have resigned,” it said.

The ministry said militants are on the backfoot in Jammu and Kashmir and 28 militants have been killed this year alone in Shopian district, where the Friday incident took place.

“Due to pro-active actions of the state police, militants have been pushed to a corner and are being driven to desperation,” it said

Earlier,the three policemen were abducted and  later shot dead in south Kashmir’s Shopian District. 

 


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