On Burhan’s anniversary, 22 boys were persuaded not to join militancy: IGP

 ‘Contact me directly if you face police harassment’

‘Our religion doesn’t allow stone pelting, violence’

‘Presence of ISIS, Al-Qaeda in Kashmir under investigation’

‘Dujana didn’t follow the polices of LeT, was ignored by them’

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Munir Khan on Wednesday said that  after the death of Hiz Commander Burhan Wani, a trend of joining militant ranks emerged in youth while on his anniversary police with the help of parents, teachers and civil society members managed to bring back at least 22 of them.

“The killing of Abu Dujana is history now but the real success is when you stop people from joining militancy and we have succeeded in it.”

Slain Burhan Muzaffar Wani during his funeral on July 09, 2016 in this file Photo.

Talking to a news agency CNS, Khan said that Islam doesn’t allow stone-pelting and violence.

“Our religion doesn’t allow stone-pelting and violence. Young boys suffer due to their own wrong doings. They are being exploited by those whose names figure in NIA history. We are positive and in touch with stake-holders to guide these youth and bring them on right track,” he said.

Talking about the presence of ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Kashmir, Khan said that the matter is under investigation.

“I don’t deny that black flags are not waved in Kashmir but we have to find out whether these flags are real. We are trying to verify and it will take some time,” he said.

While talking about the killing of top militant commander Abu Dujana, Inspector General of Police said that he had made his roots in Kashmir and when roots settled, he became a headache.

“Abu Dujana was sidelined by Lashkar-e-Toiba and that is why LeT didn’t pay tribute to him. He didn’t follow the policies of his outfit and crossed all the limits,” Khan said and added that the confusing part of the story is that United Jihad Council issued a statement in his favour while his own organization ignored him.

‘In case of police harassment, approach me directly’

IGP asked common people to approach him directly in case they face harassment.

“Come directly to me if anybody harasses you in police stations. I meet applicants personally and get a lot of satisfaction while resolving their genuine grievances. I have directed all the officers to give common people fair investigation on merit without any pressure,” Khan said and refuted the charges that some youth have picked up gun due to alleged police brutality.

For Khan, the main aim is to reduce the trust deficit between people and the police.

“My basic aim is to improve trust deficit between police and public. I have given clear cut directions to the police station heads not to harass innocent people. There were complaints that youth are being called to police stations and pressurized. Lot of improvement has come and now you will not see such type of complaints emerging from people,” Khan said.

 (With inputs from CNS)

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