Working on multi-dimensional fronts to prevent local militant recruitment: IGP

Smoke belows from the military operation site in South Kashmir's Gundipora, Pinglen. [FPK Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Monday said that police is working on a multi-dimensional front to prevent local youth from joining militancy and those who ‘motivate and lure’ youth towards militancy are being booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Talking to reporters, IGP Kashmir said that police have succeeded to a large extent to prevent youth from taking up arms.

“We are working on multi-dimensional fronts to prevent local militant recruitment. Parents’ support is a very must. Parents have played a vital role in bringing youth back. Besides, we were also tracking new recruits through technical surveillance and bringing them back,” the IGP said.

The IGP said that those who ‘motivate and lure’ young boys towards militancy are being slapped with PSA.

About the Pulwama military operation, the Kashmir police chief said the two slain were locals and affiliated with the Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit.

He said that the slain were identified as Saqib and Abid who were involved in the killing of police constable Reyaz Ahmed on May 13 at Gudoora, Pulwama. (KNO)


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