Jammu & Kashmir

Supporters of foreign militants will be dealt under Enemy Agents Act: JK DGP

Armed forces personnel stand deployed in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK Photo / Umar Farooq]

Jammu: The JK’s Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain said that police will book the locals who are found involved in supporting the foreign militants in any form under the Enemy Agents Act (EAA) which is more harsh than the Unlawful Act Prevention Act (UAPA).

Talking to media persons after inaugurating the newly constructed building of cyber police station in Jammu, DGP Swain, said, “This battle will be won by the active support of people. Police will win this battle with the help of Central forces. We are ready to face some losses. We will try to minimise the losses. There may be civilian casualties too. We will defeat them (foreign militants) the way we did between 1995 to 2005.”

“There will be a decisive battle against foreign militants in Jammu in next two to three months. We are hopeful to wipe them out of the region in next three months,” he said.

The DGP, however, said strict action will be taken against the locals who are found involved in any manner supporting the foreign militants. “We will book the locals who are supporting the foreign militants in any way under Enemies Agents Act (EAA). This act is much harsher than the UAPA,” he said.

The J&K police chief said that the EAA can’t be slapped on the local militant no matter how far he goes in attacking the forces. “But if a local person is found involved in providing shelter, helping or guiding the foreign militant in any way, we will book him under EAA. The only thing we have to prove is that the person has supported the foreign militant,” the DGP said. “Under EAA, the minimum punishment is life imprisonment or the death.”

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