Srinagar: Hours after Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander Vilayat Ahmad Lone alias Sajad Afghani was killed in encounter in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh on Monday said the killing of top militant commanders will provide respite to the common people in the Valley.
Chairing a security meeting with senior army, police and CRPF officers in Anantnag district on Monday, the DGP complimented the state forces for their “untiring efforts while eliminating the top militant commanders in the recent times thus providing huge respite to the common people”, a police spokesperson said.
He said that Singh, who was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, said that the killing of Al Badr, LeT and JeM commanders will definitely help in saving the lives of commoners as also the lives and careers of number of our innocent youth who fall prey to their “malicious designs”.
“He praised the police and security forces for successful anti-militancy operations in their respective areas. He lauded the role of J&K Police and other security forces for recovering and capturing huge numbers of weaponry during the last year. He said that capturing weapons means nipping the evil in the bud and saving a number of youth who would have been misguided to pick up those weapons by choosing a path of violence,” the police spokesperson said.
The DGP, as per the police spokesperson said that public in general and parents of vulnerable youth have reposed trust in forces and impressed upon the officers to work with full professionalism and with more dedication for bringing lasting peace in the area and welfare of the people.
“The DGP impressed upon the officers, to workout strategies to strive harder to maintain peace and order in Jammu Kashmir. He said that inimical to peace here and militant sponsors across the border are unhappy with the peace prevailing in J&K and are hell bent to disturb law & order by one way or other,” he said.
“He said that J&K Police along with other security forces has got successes across Jammu and Kashmir against the militants and our well coordinated actions would continue to ensure long-lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
According to the police spokesperson, the DGP emphasized that the police personnel must deal strictly with elements involved in the radicalization of youth and pushing them towards militancy.
“He directed the police officers to identify and book the persons involved in these activities. He directed that forces should remain more vigilant against the activities of OGW network who are helping militants to carry out their nefarious designs,” he said.
He further said that the DGP stressed upon the officers to strengthen the highway security grid while saying that the anti-national elements are always looking for the loopholes and their motive was to disturb the peace.
Commander Sector-1 Brig. Vijay Mahadevan, DIG CRPF South Kashmir Shri D.P. Upadhay, SP Anantnag Sandeep Choudhary, SP Kulgam Gurinder Pal Singh, SP Awantipora Tahir Saleem, ASP Anantnag, ASP Kulgam and other gazetted officers of Anantnag district attended the meeting.
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