Srinagar: J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday asked the security establishment to use iron-fist policy to deal with militancy, official sources said.
He asserted that nobody would be allowed to disrupt peace and hinder development in the Union Territory.
LG Sinha made these remarks, while chairing the Unified Headquarters meeting in Jammu. The meeting was attended by top brass of army, police, paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies.
During the meeting, LG Sinha was briefed about the steps taken to eliminate militancy from Jammu and Kashmir and was apprised about counter-infiltration measures taken by the forces, the officials said.
“Terrorism shall be dealt with an iron hand, with the revised strategy focussed on dismantling the entire terror eco-system. It has to be dismantled whether it exists here or anywhere else,” LG Sinha reportedly stated during the meeting.
A senior officer stated that the Lieutenant Governor also asked the security establishment to maintain close rapport with the people so that the elements inimical to peace could be checked and taken to task.
According to the officer, the LG said, “The people, who do not want to see developing J&K, are hell bent on disrupting peace yet they won’t be allowed to do that.”
Earlier, top brass of police and other security agencies apprised the LG about successful anti-militancy operations in J&K. The top officers during the briefing said that anti-militancy operations had been intensified across J&K.
“He was also appraised that over-ground network of terrorists was also being dismantled across J&K. He was also apprised that during the current year top militant commanders were killed in anti-militancy operations,” the senior officer informed.
“LG Sinha was apprised about the fact that after elimination of top terrorists they are frustrated and are trying to disrupt peace. However, all security agencies are working with utmost synergy,” he said.
Army Commander Western Command; GOC 9 Corps; GOC 15 Corps; GOC 16 Corps represented the army.
While discussing the current security scenario, LG Sinha also appreciated the role of the army in extending a helping hand to the civil administration during the recent power crisis.