Anti-Peace Elements Fear SIA: J&K DGP

Says 450 Cases Of Special Nature Probed, 65% Case Disposal Rate In 1st Year

Jammu- The State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the last one year has investigated 450 cases of special nature with the overall disposal rate of 65 percent, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday.

He made these remarks during the celebration of the first Raising Day of SIA at Miran Sahib, here, a police spokesperson said. The DGP, he said, congratulated Special DGP CID and all the officers and personnel of SIA on completion of an eventful first year.

“Normally somebody celebrating its first birthday would be walking with difficulties but this wing is rather running that shows the energy and enthusiasm of the officers and the leader of the SIA,” Singh said.

“A year ago we were having NIA as National Investigation agency to supplement the investigation process in terror related cases in Jammu and Kashmir but today it is a pleasure to say that we have SIA,” he added.

The DGP, the spokesperson said, termed creation of SIA an achievement and said that this wing has been able to earn its name in a very short period of time.

“During its first year of working, the SIA has investigated 450 cases of special nature with the overall disposal rate of 65% for which he complimented all the officers of the unit,” the DGP said.

Singh, as per the spokesperson said that in addition to SIA, police has created new investigation units at district level called SIUs (Special Investigation Units) that would complement and supplement the investigation process of UAPA cases.

He said that SIA, a newly established investigation wing has brought a lot of value addition to the CID wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

“SIA has emerged as a strong investigation arm of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the kind of fear SIA has been able to generate among the anti-peace elements is tremendous,” the DGP said, adding that PHQ is providing all possible support to strengthen this wing.

In his address, the spokesperson said, Special DG CID R.R Swain complemented the enthusiasm and energy of the SIA teams who he said are doing excellent job with extreme dedication & professionalism.

Swain also said that militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is at record low at this time.

“Some people are more dangerous than the man holding the gun as they as providing logistic, financial, ideological support to terrorism as an ecosystem is much more dangerous,” he said.

Swain, the spokesperson said, also called for a need to address the ideology which is actually working as the operating software to the entire campaign of terrorism.

The task, he said, is hard not impossible

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