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Will end militancy in Kashmir soon: DGP

Jammu, Feb 25: Jammu & Kashmir Police Chief, Dilbagh Singh Monday said the police as well as other forces are doing fine job in Jammu and Kashmir and will soon succeed in putting an end to the militancy in Kashmir.

“Pakistan-sponsored militancy is going on for the last many years and showing no signs of decline but we are determined to eliminate militancy from the state and restore peace in the region,” Singh told reporters after the wreath laying ceremony of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Aman Kumar Thakur here.


He added Jammu and Kashmir Police’s fight for peace will soon become successful. “The overall security scenario is good and there is nothing to worry about.”

“I hope the situation will become normal soon and we will succeed in putting an end to the militancy soon,” he added.

Asserting that there was “no signs of decline” in Pakistan-sponsored militancy, the Director General of Police, Dilbagh Singh Monday said the government forces were determined to “restore peace” in the state.

The statement comes days after 49 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in an suicide bombing attack in south Kashmir.

On Sunday, DySP Thakur and a soldier were killed in a fierce gunfight with JeM militants in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday.

Three JeM militants including two Pakistani nationals were also killed in the encounter.

JK Governor Satya Pal Malik, Union minister Jitendra Singh, advisors to the Governor and senior officers of the police, Army, CRPF and civil administration attended the ceremony at police lines here and paid floral tributes to Thakur whose body was flown from Srinagar to Jammu in the morning.

“JeM, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and some other groups are continuing with their activities in Kashmir,” the DGP said.

“Police and other security forces are conducting their operations to counter them and wipe them out and I am hopeful that in the coming months, the situation will improve further,” he added.

Singh further said the security forces were “proud of the sacrifices” made by the troopers and were “determined” to eliminate all the active militant groups in the state “in the coming months”.

The security situation in the state is “well under control” and there is “no need to panic”, he stressed.

“Police and other security forces are doing their job satisfactorily and there is peace in Kashmir and Jammu,” he said further.

He added that Aman Thakur was posted in Kulgam from last two years and has done commendable job. “Thakur has received DG commendation medal, She-e-Kashmir gallantry medal, and his name was sent for a big award as well,” he added.


Guv pays homage to slain police officer

Jammu, Feb 25: Governor Satya Pal Malik paid homage to Deputy Superintendent of Police Aman Thakur who was killed in an anti-militancy operation at Turigam village of district Kulgam on Sunday.
Governor laid floral wreath on the mortal remains of the slain in a wreath laying ceremony held at the District Police Lines here on Monday.
Jitendra Singh, Union MoS; Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly, Advisors to Governor; various senior civil and Police officers and Political leaders were present on the occasion to pay their respect to the slain DySP.
Meanwhile, Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma, also expressed grief over the death of the Deputy Superintendent.
In his condolence message, Sharma while conveying his deep sympathies to the bereaved family said that the sacrifice rendered by the duty-bound brave officer would be remembered for times immemorial.
He also prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the immense loss.
The Advisor also expressed grief over the loss of life of Army man who was killed alongside DSP Thakur and conveyed his sympathies to the soldier’s family.
The Advisor also prayed for early recovery of the security personnel injured in the Kulgam gunfight.