Have killed all militants involved in civilian killings in JK, says Dilbagh Singh

Armed forces near military operation site. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh has said that armed forces have been able to kill all militants involved in civilian killings and attacks on forces across Kashmir. He, however, said other militants are being tracked and will either be arrested or killed.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Jammu, the DGP Singh while replying to a query that militants seem to have stepped up attacks on civilians and armed forces, said: “Where ever attacks on civilians or on armed forces have taken place, forces have successfully killed the militants involved in these crimes. He said other militants are being tracked down and will either be killed or arrested.”

The DGP Singh said that wherever militancy-related incident took place be that attack on civilians or armed forces, police have acted swiftly and traced those involved.

“The militants involved in the killing of civilians and attacks on civilians were tracked within the shortest span of time and killed in successful operations,” he said, adding that wherever crime takes place, police leaves no stone unturned to track the militants involved in the incident.

He said as far as the border areas of Jammu are concerned; efforts from the neighbouring country is on to push militants into this side through various passes including tunnels and to drop drugs and weapons through drones etc.

“Today, we have procured 48 motorbikes from the Hero Motor Corporation. Of this 33 will be used by the police to patrol in border areas to keep a close watch on suspects in border areas and remaining 15 will be used by women police for prevention of crime against women,” he said.

Earlier, a police official while speaking on the occasion, said that women-related crimes including chain snatching, molestation, eve-teasing etc have increased in three districts of Jammu region that including Jammu district, Samba, and Kathua. “15 bikes procured by police will be given to women squads who would patrol in these districts to ensure women remain safe,” he said.


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