Inspector General Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) PK Singh Thursday said that there are possibilities that militants may strike during the hey days of coming Parliament and Assembly elections. He said that Para-military troopers are ready to face any kind of challenge and they will ensure peaceful, free and fair elections in Kashmir Valley.
Singh told CNS that it is the job of militants to create panic and carry out stray attacks. “Recent militant attacks especially in Pulwama town indicates that militants are desperate to make their presence felt all across Kashmir and there are apprehensions that these militants will try to disrupt peace during the election process,” he said adding that Government Forces are cautious and capable to thwart their attacks.
He said that CRPF has been performing different types of duties including Law and order, guarding VIPs and vital installations, and tackling militancy. “We have been instrumental in tackling militancy and it is because of the spirit, gallant and unmatched sacrifices of our jawans, that we continue to enjoy an atmosphere of peace, security and prosperity in the state,” he added. Singh said that during elections everyone from the organization has to work at the cost of personal comfort as these are the testing times for the Government Forces.
“We have to remain vigilant to foil the attempts of anti-national elements,” he said adding that the jawans and officers should discharge their duties with utmost dedication and commitment to ensure law and order during elections.