Shah Asks Police, Central Forces To ‘Wipe Out Terrorism’

Home Minister Amit Shah chairs security review meeting in Srinagar| KO photo by Abid Bhat.

Srinagar- The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on Wednesday ordered police and central forces to continue with the coordinated efforts through meticulous and well-planned counter-terrorism operations to wipe out terrorism.

Shah made these remarks while chairing top brass security meeting on the concluding day of his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said. Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha also attended the high-level security meet in which senior officials of the Government of India were present.

Shah, the spokesperson said, asked security forces and the police to pro-actively conduct coordinated counter-terrorism operations, to fulfill the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision of a prosperous and peaceful Jammu & Kashmir.

The Home Minister, he said, also appreciated the efforts of the security agencies and administration of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for keeping the streets free from violence and significantly restoring rule of law. Shah further said that ‘HarGharTiranga’ campaign during the Independence Day celebrations saw a new level of unprecedented enthusiasm.

“Home Minister directed that the security grid should be further strengthened to ensure zero fear of terrorists and separatists. He reviewed the working of the security grid and progress made on various items of the security agenda in previous meetings to reduce the incidents of terrorism and stranglehold of the separatist networks over the system,” the spokesperson said.

Shah, he said, exhorted the security forces and the police to continue with the coordinated efforts through meticulous and well-planned counter-terrorism operations to ‘wipe out terrorism’.

“The cases registered under the UAPA were also reviewed and it was stressed that investigation should be timely and effective. The agencies concerned should work on improving capacities for ensuring quality investigation,” the spokesperson said.

“The Terror eco-system comprising elements that aid, abet and sustain the terrorist-separatist campaign to the detriment of the well-being of the common man requires to be completely dismantled, said the Union Home Minister,” he added.

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