Police, security agencies will fight decisive war against local terror recruitment: DGP

Srinagar, Nov 18: Stating that holding public darbar is one of the steps to connect with people, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Rashmi Ranjan Swain on Saturday said that they would try their best to bring back misguided youth but at the same time would not leave those who motivate them to join terror ranks.
Speaking to reporters after holding his first public darbar here at Police Headquarters, R R Swain said that he believes that meeting the public was one of the steps to connect with the people.

He said that meeting with people would help him to know different issues people are confronted with.
“We can solve some issues on the spot and some can take time,” he said, adding that the Police Department’s focus would be to ensure a fast track grievance redressal system.

Those who met the DGP during the darbar were upbeat as they were given patient hearing.
They expressed deep hope that their issues would now be solved as early as possible.

“My brother was martyred in 2003 and got Shaurya Chakra,” one of the persons who met the DGP said. “We did not get anything. The DGP took my phone number and assured me that they will call me. My problem and others will be resolved by DGP Sahab.”
Swain said that grievances must be genuine and all the available redressal platforms must have been used before bringing the issues into the notice of the DGP.
He said that those who were bringing up a grievance based on false information were liable for action against them as well.

The DGP impressed upon the people on this occasion to put forward the grievances, which were within the ambit of set laws, rules, and procedures.
He exhorted that such people-oriented programmes were for solving genuine problems of the people.


Swain said Police and other security agencies would fight a decisive war against terror recruitment drives in Kashmir and would not allow terror groups to lure the youth.

“We will talk to parents, teachers, imams and friends of youth who join terror ranks. We want to end this so the lives are saved,” he said. “Police in coordination with community support can save the lives of people.”
The J&K Police chief said: “We do not treat everyone with the same stick. The handlers sitting across the borders need to be cut off. The handlers use money and other means to lure youth into terror ranks.”

He said that there was a need for a planned and sustained war.

“We will fight this war to put an end on terror-recruitment drives in the Valley. We do not want children of poor falls in their trap,” Swain said.
At the same time he said that youth should be monitored by their parents and called for an end to terror recruitment saying it needs community effort.
“Parents must inquire to whom his children are talking and why he is talking,” the DGP said, adding that no recruitment in terror ranks needs community support.

He said that those who incite and lure the youth into terror ranks would be dealt sternly.
“Those people who decide to facilitate youth into terror-ranks are equally responsible for encouraging youth into terrorism,” Swain said.
He said that even the people who write differently in support of terrorism would face toughest action.
“In the grab of freedom of expression the people supporting terrorism won’t be spared,” the J&K Police chief said.


He said that now heroin and brown sugar were coming from across the border and it had replaced Charas that was earlier being used locally.
“It is a poison and is intolerable for us,” Swain said, adding that those found involved would have to face toughest action.
He said anybody found involved in narco-terror acts would not be spared.
“We will be taking tough action,” the DGP said, adding that they would act first against those who had made huge wealth, constructed properties, and owned cars from
this poisonous trade.

“We will be acting against the big fish with all agencies like Police, SIA, NIA and other security agencies on board. Those found involved in narco-trade will lose their homes under the relevant laws,” he said.
On learning that people were facing difficulties while approaching PHQ to meet the DGP without prior appointment as grievance redressal seekers and many have raised concern over lack of clarity about the procedure and date and time, the DGP J&K decided that on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at PHQ Jammu while 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at PHQ Srinagar would be reserved for meeting people who have grievances pertaining to Police administration.
The timing for grievance redressal programmes would be from 2 pm to 4 pm on all Saturdays.

Further it was requested that the complainant or person seeking redressal of grievance were advised to come with a written statement or application.
Moreover, it was also requested that complainant or redressal seekers should approach officers of concerned Police units who have a mandate to redress such grievances.
Furthermore, people were informed that if for reasons arising out of unavoidable engagements, a particular scheduled meeting was not possible, advance information through PHQ J&K social media handles would be available to reduce inconvenience to the people.

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