IGP Warns Mainstream Leaders Against’ Instigating’ People

 IGP Vijay Kumar | File Photo

Srinagar: Police have devised a strategy regarding the upcoming summer, Inspector general of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar said on Friday.

Addressing reporters here, the top police officer of Kashmir also warned mainstream leaders with “necessary action” irrespective of stature if they according to him try “instigating people on fake news or rumours”.

“As regards summer, the police is ready. Some ten days ago, we sat here with officers from across Kashmir and devised a strategy. What planning we have, we won’t disclose it but we are ready,” Kumar said.

“We took into consideration the possibilities and what is required to be done has been worked out and we will handle it (situation),” he said, adding, “Leaders of some mainstream political parties are trying to instigate people on the basis of rumours. I want to request, appeal to them, not to instigate people on the basis of fake news. No matter how big a leader, we have prepared dossiers and are bringing every activity on the record. If need arises we will take action also,” he said.

Referring to filing of a case against under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against National Conference leader Hilal Lone, the IGP said: “You can see the video in which he says he will train the militants. If UAPA is not filed against him then against whom it should be filed.”

Regarding registering of cases under UAPA against family members of a youth killed recently in an “encounter” at Lawaypora Srinagar, the police officer said that the Act makes it clear cut if anybody raises anti-India, anti-country or any anti-state or talk about succession, Act will be invoked.

“If somebody takes out protest for demanding body, FIR will not be lodged but Act makes it clear cut if anybody raises anti-India, anti-country or any anti-state or talk about succession, Act will be invoked.”

Regarding the Pazalpora IED blast earlier this month, Kumar said a militant— Hidayatallah of Pulwama who was arrested in Jammu recently—has confessed that it was done by a militant from Bijbehara.

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