Militancy has declined by 90% in Bandipora: DIG
‘TA man’s killing case solved, 3 arrested’
Bandipora, Jan 14: The Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, Muneer Ahmed Khan on Saturday claimed that militancy had declined by 90 per cent in this north Kashmir district, but he was quick to add that militants were now getting hi-tech.
“We have witnessed 90 percent decline in militancy in the Bandipora district which was once hub of militancy, but the enemies of peace are still alive who don’t want people to live in peace,” Khan told a news conference here.
“There is a new trend in the militancy, they are fighting now on technological grounds and are providing special computer trainings to the new recruits,” Khan said.
“We recently arrested two people who visited Pakistan with a specific motive of receiving computer training. Kashmir police are always prepared to face any challenge,” he added.
Responding to a question, the DIG said, “Sopore was once considered as the nucleus of the militancy, now we have squeezed them, militancy in Sopore is now limited to a few grenade attacks and mine blast which shows their (militants) weakness. They always resort to civilian damage in Sopore” the DIG said.
Referring to the target killings, Khan said, “These incidents will happen as few people still want to keep the pot boiling. We are keeping an eye on the situation and there is nothing to worry.”
Khan claimed to have solved the murder of Territorial Amy Man Riyaz Ahmed Lone who was killed by unidentified gunmen on 24th of November last year at Naidkhi. Two civilians also sustained injuries in incident. “We arrested three persons Tariq Ahmed Wani, Ghulam Muhammad Wani, and Ghulam Hassan Wani for their involvement in the killing.”
Police first arrested Tariq Ahmed Wani with militant background. Tariq during questioning revealed the names of Ghulam Muhammad Wani and Ghulam Hassan Wani of Naidkhi.
He said the killing was carried out with the motive to “revive target” killings in the area. “The main task of these modules is to kill respectable persons of Sumbal, Naidkhi and Hajin area so that a fear psychosis is created,” the DIG added.
He said Muhammad Yousuf Dar one of the accused is still absconding. “He (Dar) will be arrested very soon. We have also recovered the murder weapon from the arrested persons,” The DIG added.
Khan said Tariq Ahmed Wani and Ghulam Muhammad Wani have already remained involved in militancy related incidents in Srinagar, Sopore, and Sumbal. “They had been detained under PSA as well.”
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