Won’t allow white collar terrorism to prevail: Lt Gen Pandey

Won’t allow white collar terrorism to prevail: Lt Gen Pandey
File Photo of Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap PandeyMubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Stating that the Army has won the trust of people of Kashmir, General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Lt General D P Pandey on Tuesday said that they won’t allow “white collar terrorism” to prevail in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

“A small group of white collar terrorists is luring youth towards terrorism,” Lt Gen Pandey told newsmen on sidelines of a function here. “We won't allow white collar terrorism to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir anymore,” he said.

“Dr Mudasir operating a fake unauthorised call centre was one such white collar terrorist,” he said. “People who act behind (earning money, status, great jobs for their own families and children) to recruit and fund terrorism in Kashmir should be questioned by our people” he said.

Dr Mudasir was one among four persons killed during an encounter in Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Monday late night. Police have said that Mudasir was an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of militants.

The senior Army General said that people of Kashmir have complete confidence in the armed forces. "We need nothing more than to win the hearts of the people here,” he said.

"The people of J&K have understood our aim and they have full confidence in us. We have won the trust of the people of Kashmir." he said.

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