Kupwara: Stating that a few foreign militants were active in north Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Saturday said that J&K police will keep fighting militancy for safety and security of people.
“J&K police is fighting the terrorism from last three decades for the safety and security of people,” DGP told reporters here after meeting the family of Constable Fayaz Ahmad Lone who was killed in a militant attack in Bandipora Friday evening. “We will keep fighting as we were,” the DGP said.
Fayaz along with another policeman Muhammad Sultan were killed in a hit and run militant attack in Gulshan Chowk area of Bandipora district on Friday evening, where a hunt is still on to locate the attackers.
J&K Police chief, who was accompanied by Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, DIG northern Kashmir Udaya Bhasker Billa , SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas said that it is the duty of people to inform police about movement and presence of militants in their respective areas.
“The people are our intelligence and their first duty is to inform us about the presence of terrorists and other anti-national elements,” Singh said. He said information from common people “will help the forces in wiping out militancy”.
“Be it north, south or central Kashmir , we will wipe out terrorism along with assistance of other security forces,” the DGP said adding that “killing a lone bread earner won’t earn killers a space in heaven”. He said the bereaved family will be supported by all means. “ Their (slain policemen) martyrdom won’t go in vain,” the DGP said.
Earlier talking to reporters after visiting the family of Senior Grade Constable Muhammad Sultan Dar of Dangerpora Sopore, DGP said that a few foreign militants were active in north Kashmir and policemen were being targeted for protecting lives of people.
“We have clues about terrorist attack and we are working to identify the terrorists involved in Bandipora attack,” he said. “Police and other security forces have been protecting the lives of people and that is why we are being targeted. We will be targeted again for protecting the lives of people.”
DGP said that some foreign militants who have infiltrated are active in north Kashmir and efforts are on to track them down. “Some terrorists have been killed and others too will be neutralised soon, “ he said adding that nobody will allowed to disrupt the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in J&K.
The hunt to nab the militant (s) involved in killing of two policemen in Bandipora continued on Saturday. Police and other security forces have established extra checking points in Bandipora to track the movement of the people.
Meanwhile IGP Kashmir and General Officer Commanding of Army’s Kilo Force SS Salaria chaired a joint meeting of security officers in Bandipora on Saturday.
Both the officers visited the spot where two policemen were killed in the militant attack on Friday evening. Later IGP chaired a joint meeting of Army, CRPF and Police officers. The officers reviewed operational works and instructed field officers to generate specific inputs and enhance anti-militancy operations in the district.