Youth Have Rejected Path Of Destruction: DGP

Says Pak Sending Drugs At Large Scale To Drag Youth Into Menace

Srinagar- Asserting that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir have rejected the path of destruction and are participating in the peace activities, the Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Friday called upon the security forces to identify the people and OGWs who support these anti national elements and help sustain the “terror eco-system”.

Singh made these remarks while chairing a meeting of police, army, BSF and CRPF officers in the frontier district of Kupwara on Friday, a police spokesperson said.

The DGP, he said, stressed the need for a joint strategy to be followed by JKP with other security agencies, saying that it would lead to more success in maintaining peace and order and ensuring a congenial atmosphere.

“He stressed to keep vigil on the anti-national and anti-social activities by increasing area domination and Naka check points. He praised Police, army and other security agencies for their role in making Kupwara a militancy free district and directed the officers to be more vigilant and keep pressure on the anti national elements and their supporters,” he added.

Singh, the spokesperson said, stressed upon officers to identify the people and OGWs who support these anti national elements and help sustain the “terror eco-system”. The DGP, he said, also appreciated the recent successes of J&K Police and other security forces against terrorism in different encounters.

“He said that synergy between the forces in our Counter Terrorist Grid has led to success. Communication at the grass root level of all forces enhances this synergy,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, the DGP emphasized upon the officers that while dealing with any anti-militancy activities and law and order scenario, civilian convenience and security should always be kept in mind.

“He said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have stood firm with the J&K Police against the war against terrorism,” he added.

Appreciating the joint efforts of Police and other security forces for making the Kupwara a “terrorist free” district, the DGP as per the spokesperson said that Jammu and Kashmir is place were all the forces are working together for a single mission.

“He said that North Kashmir districts have much importance from security point of view and it is must for all ranks to focus on better coordination among the forces to foil cross border terror and narco smuggling attempts,” the spokesperson said.

“He said that unfortunately we have a neighbour who is always trying to create trouble here and added that we all have to remain alert to foil their each and every evil attempt,” he added.

Later, speaking to the media the DGP congratulated the people of Kupwara particularly the youth for their cooperation in making Kupwara a terrorist free district.

Singh, as per the spokesperson said that the youth of J&K have rejected the path of destruction and are participating in the peace activities.

With regard to the infiltration, he said that in recent times some infiltration attempts were made however the majority of them were foiled strongly.

“He said a couple of times some infiltrators managed to sneak to this part for which strategies have been made to track them down. The DGP said we have a strong security grid on LOC because of which the infiltration has come down,” he added.

The DGP, according to the spokesperson, said that drug trafficking has increased as Pakistan is continuously sending drugs at a large scale to drag the youth into the menace.

“It is also being used to generate funds for terror activities,” he said, while urging social and religious leaders to sensitize the public, particularly the youth about the conspiracy and magnitude of the problem.

The spokesperson said that Singh also stated that militants are using the pistols to carry out attacks in urban areas and added that in recent times Police along with other security forces have seized a huge quantity of arms and ammunition including pistols.

With regard to the attack on a migrant worker in South Kashmir, the DGP said that the militant involved has been identified and would be brought to justice very soon.

Earlier, the DGP inaugurated the newly constructed Joint Interrogation Center, martyr’s memorial and newly constructed building of Kot(armoury) in DPL Kupwara.

“The new JIC has state-of-art interrogation system and will be equipped with the latest gadgets and technology to achieve better results in investigative and operational work to counter terror ecosystem,” the spokesperson added.

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