In North Kashmir, militancy on its last leg: DGP

Baramulla: J&K’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Sunday said that militancy has been “eradicated to a large extent in north Kashmir” and the same is on its last leg while as infiltration too has been plugged along the Line of Control (LoC) this year.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of Police martyr’s memorial sports festival at north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the DGP said that militancy in north Kashmir stands controlled to a large extent and the same is on its last leg. “With the peoples support, militancy will be eradicated completely,” the DGP said .

About the infiltration along the LoC, the DGP Singh said that launching pads are active since last year across the LoC even in winters. “This year too, launch pads are full and attempts are continuously being made to push militants into this side. Last year, infiltration took place in March only. It was on April 5, last year, five militants were killed at Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara,” the DGP said.

He said Ceasefire Violations continue to take place on the LoC and the sole aim of the same is to give cover to militants to make passage into this side. “However, our counter insurgency grid along the LoC is very active and majority of the times, infiltrators are getting killed on the LoC in encounters only,” the J&K police chief said.

On whether anti-militancy operations would continue in winters too, he said that there would be no letup in the “operations against the militants” in the upcoming winter months. About the investigations with regard to the killing of three BJP men at Kulgam including a youth leader, the DGP said that attackers have been identified and “militants involved are being tracked.”—(KNO)

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