De-radicalization camps will help youth who have gone astray: DGP
Srinagar, Jan 20:
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh Monday said there was a need to set up
de-radicalization camps in the valley “to help youth who have gone
and its intelligence agencies have been trying to radicalize people. Some of
our youth and young minds have got affected. If this facility comes up in
Kashmir, it will be a good step. It should happen. It will definitely help
people especially those who have gone astray”, Singh told reporters here.
people, whom they caught, did not talk sense at times. “We caught hold of some people and they
did not seem to be talking sense. So some sensible arrangement of civil
society, relevant aspects of religion and other thing could help. Thus kind of
thing should be welcomed,” he said.
comes days after new chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat said
de-radicalization camps exist in the country but did not specify the place
where they are being operated.
claimed that Hizbul Mujahedeen “was nearing its end in south Kashmir”
especially after the killing of three “wanted” militants in an
encounter on Monday.
Shopian encounter was one of the successful anti-militancy operations of the
year with the killing of SPO turned militant Adil Bashir. Adil decamped seven
AK-47 and pistol from residence of former MLA Wachi Aijaz Ahmad Mir in 2018.
Police chief said
all three slain militants were wanted in the killings of civilians and
policemen in the area. “All these three militants had a big criminal and
terror crime record. Waseem Ahmad Wani was active since 2017 and police had
registered 19 FIRs against him for killing four civilians and four
policemen,” he said.
killings of other two associates of Wani “will relieve people of fear and
too was involved in the killings of these civilian and policemen. Jahangir who
was active since 2017 was also wanted. This group has been eliminated, which
actually is a huge relief to the people of Shopian,” he said.
DGP said the New
Year began on a good note for J&K Police after successful encounters and
apprehending wanted militants this month
with successful operations. Fawad Khan along with two other militants were
killed. We were successful in apprehending Naveed Babu and then busting JeM
module,” he said.
noted that the case related to the arrest of disgraced Deputy Superintendent of
Police Davender Singh has been transferred to National Investigation Agency
Singh said his frequent visits to Bangladesh
are being probed. “Perhaps his
daughter is pursuing MBBS in Bangladesh. Whether his visit was specifically
related to that or it was beyond that, we are investigating”, he said
Singh said the
arrest of wanted militant Naveed Babu has “helped them in anti-militancy
follow-ups helped us as two big hideouts were busted in Shopian. Similar Cordon
and Search operation has intensified after the arrest of two militants,”
On restoration of
internet and broadband, he said the government was considering restoring the
service gradually in the valley.