Kulgam: Director General of Kashmir Police, Dr Shesh Paul Vaid on Monday said that bullet proof jackets and vehicles will be made available to policemen very soon.
He reiterated that all local militants who want to come back home will be treated with ‘love and respect’.
Vaid was accompanied by Inspector General of Police Munir Ahmed Khan and other officers and interacted with cops at District Police Lines in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Police Chief assured cops that all their grievances will be addressed at an earliest.
He said bullet proof jackets will be provided to the policemen. “Bullet proof vehicles will also be at the disposal of cops shortly,” he added.
DGP thanked policemen for ‘restoring peace’ in Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian, the three districts that witnessed large scale violence in 2016 uprising.
Shortly after the culmination of interactive session, Vaid while talking to reporters reiterated that they will treat those militants with ‘respect and love who will return to the mainstream.
“The militants are our own children. I request their mothers to persuade them to return to the families. Few days back, we treated an injured militant with affection and we want these militants to shun the path of violence,” Director General of police said.
Meanwhile, days after footballer Majid Khan of Anantnag district returned home after he had joined Lashkar-e-Toiba, another youth from South Kashmir has shunned militancy and returned to his family.
Reports said that Naseer Ahmed of Chimmar village of Kulgam district contacted his family and wished to return back. He had reportedly joined militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen a month ago.
SSP Kulgam said that the youth had disappeared from his village in last week of September. A missing report about his disappearance still stands registered in Damhal Hanjipora police station.
Inspector General of Police Munir Khan said that Nisar has neither surrendered nor apprehended. He said the youth contacted his family and wished to come back.
“The youth is with us and family is in touch with him,” IGP said.
He also added that no charges will be pressed against him.
(With inputs from CNS)