POONCH / RAJOURI Director General of Police (DGP) Kashmir Dilbagh Singh Tuesday said that the killing of Zakir Musa has marked the end of ISIS in Kashmir. He also said that the ideology of the global militant group was unacceptable to Kashmir.
DGP was addressing police personnel at District Police Lines Rajouri and Poonch during his visit to the twin districts.
He was accompanied by IGP Vijay Kumar and DIG Rajouri-Poonch Range Vivek Gupta. The visit was part of the series of his visits to the districts of Jammu Zone.
Earlier, DGP visited Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Gool, Mahore, Reasi and Udhampur districts of Jammu Zone.
Responding to the question on the killing of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) chief Zakir Rashid Bhat alais Zakir Musa, DGP said Musa was spreading a new idea of militancy.
He was propagating ISIS ideology,Singh said.
Musa tried hard to mislead people but with the efforts of police, the supporters were crushed and at last he was killed, he said.
Claiming that the number of militants is decreasing in the Valley, Singh said there are 275 militants active of which 100 to 115 are foreign. Earlier the number would increase but with back to back killings the number has decreased, he said.
We also succeeded in stopping infiltration this year which resulted in less foreigners reaching this side, Singh added.
Singh on the occasion congratulated forces for smooth conduct of recently held elections and hailed them for their efforts against drug menace in Kashmir.
Drug peddlers should be booked under PSA to curb their malpractices and bring them to justice, he said.
He said drug abuse is harmful to society and the Jammu and Kashmir Police would make all possible efforts to tighten the noose against all those indulging in the trade and transportation of narcotic substances.
“Drug abuse has become a big challenge for society and the police force is putting in hard work to eliminate the menace. The peddlers should be booked under the PSA to curb their malpractices and bring them to justice,” he said.
Musas father urges unity
Father of slain Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa has asked people to remain united, saying he always wanted his son to stay away from controversies.
Addressing mourners at his Noorpora residence in Tral, Abdul Rashid Bhat said whether people agree or disagree, we have to invite people towards a particular cause, but we should do it without any quarrels.
Please dont get divided, he was quoted as saying by a local news agency. Musas father said that enemy is always looking for an opportunity to divide us. Weve already been divided into different sects, now they are dividing us into groups, he said.
Every militant is dear to us. His only aim is to satisfy Allah, irrespective of his group affiliation. But we create issues over these things also. Please dont do it. All Mujahideen are equal for us, irrespective of groups, colour, qualification and region, he said.