Multi-agency group will help end militancy: Governor Malik
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Multi-agency group will help end militancy: Governor Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday said the newly set up multi-disciplinary terror monitoring group (MDTMG) would help put an end to militancy in the state.

"Terror funding and terrorist organisationsympathisersare everywhere… Unless they are dealt with, terrorism cannot be wipedout," Malik told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

The Centre Friday set up the MDTMG to ensure synergised andconcerted action against militancy financing and related activities in thestate.

When asked whether government employees were under thescanner, Malik said, "I am not talking about employees. I am talking aboutall those people who are connected with them (militants), who are supportingthem and who are their sympathisers."

The governor refused to make a comment on alleged reports ofcertain politicians making pro-militant slogans.

According to an official order, the terror monitoring groupwill have representatives from the Jammu and Kashmir Police, IntelligenceBureau, CBI, NIA, and Income Tax Department.

It will also take action against "hardcore sympathisersamong government employees, including teachers, who are providing covert orovert support to militant activities."

The terms of the reference of the group will be to takecoordinated action in all registered cases that relate to militancy, militancyfinancing and related activities and bring them to logical conclusion, identifyall key persons, including leaders of the organisation(s) who are involved insupporting militancy in any form and take concerted action against them.

It will have to investigate networks of various channelsbeing used to fund militancy and related activities and take coordinated actionto stop flow of such funds.

The ADGP CID of JK Police will head the MDTMG which will meet on a weekly basis and submit their action taken report regularly, the order said.

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