Summer unrest not peoples' movement: IGP
Srinagar, Jan 17: The Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range, S M Sahai, Monday said that summer unrest in Kashmir was not peoples’ movement. “Criminals, timber smugglers and militants” played a pivotal role in it.
“Militants and criminals spend lot of money to fuel the unrest while people with vested interests exploited youth. Had it been peoples’ movement, police stations would not have been attacked and no one would have checked the identity cards of cops,” a local news agency KNS quoted Sahai as having said.
Referring to the recent statement of senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader Prof Abdul Gani Bhat about political killings in Kashmir, Sahai said, “ It was a brave act, but he was not explicit.”
"Wherever we got evidence we acted and arrested the accused. We have always spoken the truth,” he claimed.
The IGP said that Hurriyat should understand what they did in past and what are they doing now. “It took them 20-years and 8-years to make facts about two murders public,” he added.
On the recent recruitment drive in Srinagar, Sahai said,“Nearly 136 constables were recruited on merit and there was no politics in it. We have vacancies in police and more drives would be held in other parts of Valley soon.”
About the ongoing frisking in the city, Sahai said that security has been beefed up to thwart any possible militant attack on or before January 26.
“Removing the black films from the cars is a part of the drive,” he added.
Referring to the slogan “Khoon Ka Badla June Mein Lenge” Sahai said, “We don’t know who is behind it but police are ready to tackle any eventuality,” he added.
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