128 militants killed in J&K in 6 months: DGP

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SRINAGAR: One hundred twenty-eight militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of this year, Director General of Police J&K  Dilbag  Singh said on Tuesday.

Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh chairing a meeting of officers in Poonch.

The DGP said that during the past six months around 128 militants have been killed including 70 of Hizbul Mujahideen, 20 each of  Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

A police spokesman said that the DGP addressed a joint darbar of Police and CAPF personnel, reviewed security situation and measures for COVID-19 with officers and officials at District Police Lines Poonch. DGP also visited the MT workshop, COVID Care Centre, Administrative Block at DPL Poonch.

The DGP inaugurated Women Police Station, chaired officers meeting to review of security and COVID-19 arrangements in district Rajouri in the afternoon.

He was accompanied by IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, DIG Rajouri Poonch Range Vivek Gupta, said the spokesman.

Addressing the joint Darbar of officers and Jawans of Police, SSB, ITBP and CRPF at DPL Poonch, the DGP said Poonch district has a unique distinction, as it once eliminated the militancy and never gave it a chance to emerge again despite many attempts of militants and their associates across the border to disrupt situation here.

The DGP said that unfortunately, we have a neighbour in the form of Pakistan which is always looking to destabilize peace here and added that like in the past the evil designs of that country would be foiled in future also.

He said the J&K Police and other security forces are working shoulder to shoulder against the militancy and hoped that forces would continue their good work with more dedication and coordination to ensure long-lasting peace in J&K.

The DGP informed that militants involved in the killing of CRPF men and a minor boy in Bijbehara have been killed today in Anantnag during an encounter.

The DGP directed for establishing Naka points on Mugal road as also on the national highway to keep a check on transportation of drugs and peddlers.

He said that Police Headquarters is always making sure that all the requirements are provided well in time to the every district Police Administration. Referring to welfare measures, the DGP said that many welfare measures have been taken in recent past and more measures will be taken in the near future including promotions, better infrastructure etc.

Speaking to the media, the DGP said, the aim of visiting the districts was to review the internal and border security arrangements of the district and added that reports received from district officers are satisfying. He said anti-militancy operations are going on aggressively and during the ongoing month alone around 48 militants of different outfits have been killed.

He said that launching pads are active across the border and continuous attempts are being made to push large numbers of militants here and added that our Border Grid is very strong who are taking care of such attempts effectively.

He said that those managing to sneak here are being tracked down. He said that the graph of militancy has come down in south Kashmir and added that it is encouraging that the number of new joinings in militant ranks is very low. He said that a number of youth have been brought back with the help of their families.

He said that yesterday at Achabal Anantnag, three militants were killed in an encounter including the last militant from Doda.

The spokesman said that in the afternoon, the DGP visited Rajouri where he inaugurated Women Police Station and also chaired officers meeting to take a review of security and COVID-19 arrangements.

While inaugurating Women Police Station, the DGP stressed for effective measures for justice to the women and children who have suffered violence. “We have to go all out to end these horrible abuses and the impunity that allows these violations to continue,” DGP said.

The DGP further said, “Crime against women shall be taken seriously and for the SHO Women Police Station has been directed to train lady investigation officers to deal and investigate the complaints of women victims.” The DGP directed officers that ending violence against women and girls has to be the top priority.

The DGP took security review meetings of all the officers of District Rajouri and Poonch along with the officers of CAPF and directed the entire officers to work with more zeal and enthusiasm and maintain good coordination and synergy.

DGP highlighted the role of Police in maintaining good relations with the public and stressed upon the need to have better relationships with the masses. He also acknowledged the great sacrifice by forces in maintaining peace and security in the twin borders districts.

The spokesman said that IGP Jammu zone and DIG Rajouri Poonch Range also spoke on occasions and briefed DGP about the role in combating the militancy and measures taken to keep border districts free of militant activity.

IGP complimented the police for good work done in the districts, present security scenario and also thanked DGP for every support to the subordinate units.

SSP Poonch Romesh Angral and SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli, briefed the DGP regarding overall internal security, Ceasefire violation, Anti infiltration measures, Welfare measure taken, Law and order mechanism and COVID-19 preparation and its prevention. They also highlighted the work done by CAPF and all other forces during the period of turmoil in UT, said the spokesman.

The spokesman said that last evening the DGP,  undertook an extensive tour of the Border out Posts of Samba Sector to check the counter-infiltration grid and deployment of the area all along the Basantar River,and Devik nallah. He also reviewed close coordination and preparedness of Police, BSF and other civil agencies in view of the already set in the rainy season.

The DGP was accompanied by Divisional Commisioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, IGP BSF Jammu N S Jamwal, DIG BSF Sukhdev, DIG (G) BSF S P S Sindu and DC Samba Rohit Khajuria.

The DGP during his visit also interacted with BSF soldiers and felicitated them and found their morale high. He appreciated the valour of Jawans and encouraged them to remain steadfast and firm in giving a befitting reply to the unprovoked and continuous violations.

During the visit, the DGP felicitated the BSF personnel with cash reward of rupees 50,000 who had shot down a Pakistani drone on June 20 carrying weapons along the International Border in Kathua District, said the police spokesman.

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