Srinagar- Hours after unknown militants shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit and injured his brother in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, the Director General of Police, J&K Dilbag Singh on Tuesday called for intensified cordon and search operations to track down the militants and their support system.
Singh passed these instructions during a joint security review meeting of police, army and CRPF at DPO, Shopian, a police spokesperson said. The DGP was accompanied by ADGP Armed, J&K, S.J.M Gillani and ADGP Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar.
Addressing the meeting, Singh, as per the spokesperson said that “terrorists and their masters across the border” are unhappy with the fast growing peace in J&K have once again targeted the innocents. The DGP, he said, also vowed that those involved in the barbaric incident would be brought to justice.
Singh, the spokesperson said, directed the officers to revisit the security plans of their respective jurisdictions and to remain extra alert.
“The DGP said that Pak and its agencies are constantly conspiring to create disturbance in J&K with an intention of creating an atmosphere of fear among the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
“He stressed for intensified cordon and search operations to track down the terrorists and their support system. He directed the officers to further strengthen and augment the intelligence as well as security grids in their respective areas for the safety and security of the people,” he added.
According to the spokesperson, the DGP directed for increased patrolling and area dominations to restrict the “terror activities”.
“All the suspicious elements that are providing any kind of support to terrorist activities should be kept under radar,” the DGP said, while stressing for stringent action against the elements found involved in anti peace activities.
During the meeting, the spokesperson said, the DGP reiterated the importance of maintaining close synergy between the J&K Police and other agencies to meet the security challenges.
Singh, he said, directed the officers to brief their respective officers and personnel on a regular basis.
He further said that the officers apprised DGP regarding the security scenario of the district.
The meeting was attended by DIG South Kashmir, Abdul Jabbar, Brigadier 22 Sector Neeraj Kumar, SSP Pulwama Ghulam Jeelani, CO 14th BN CRPF Vishal Khandwal, CO 34-RR Suraj Kumar Rai, CO 178 Bn CRPF Sujeet Kumar, CO-15 Garahwal, Ashitosh Tapliyal, SP Shopian, Ms. Tanushre, ASP Shopian, Ifroz Ahmad Mir and other officers
Later, the spokesperson said, the DGP visited army’s 92 Base hospital here and enquired about the health of the injured civilian Pritamber Kumar Bhat. Singh, he said, also visited the ITBP personnel who were injured in a road accident in Pahalgam in Anantnag district.
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