No Mercy for Militants Seeking Shelter in Pakistan: DGP Dilbag Singh


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Singh, stated on Wednesday that the properties of militants who fled to Pakistan from various parts of the Union Territory (UT) to seek shelter there are being seized, and this process will continue.

“We have a list of militants who are natives of J&K and were operating in various parts of the UT but have fled to Pakistan to find refuge. Their properties are being confiscated, and this process will persist,” DGP Singh said while addressing a press conference in Rajouri. He added that a close watch is being maintained on these militants as they continue to promote militancy while situated across the Line of Control (LoC).

“There will be no mercy for them. If they attempt to return, they will be eliminated. These individuals are behind the attempts of reviving militancy in J&K,” DGP Singh emphasised.

He mentioned that there are currently 9-12 militants, the majority of whom are believed to be foreigners, operating in the Rajouri-Poonch range. “There is intelligence suggesting that they were in transit from Kulgam-Shopian to the Rajouri-Poonch range. Three of them have been killed, and efforts are underway to track down the others,” he stated. He further explained that “one militant, who had possibly slipped from the mountains, was found dead in Reasi. Another one was killed in a Rajouri encounter, and the third one was killed in the ongoing Reasi operation.”

DGP Singh congratulated the security forces, including the police, army, and CRPF, for their successful operations in the Rajouri-Poonch range. He assured that operations will continue to track down the remaining militants. “We will not allow attempts from across the LoC to revive militancy in the Rajouri-Poonch range,” he said in response to a question about the resurgence of militancy in Rajouri-Poonch districts.

The DGP also noted that Village Defence Committees (VDCs) are continually strengthening and playing a significant role in anti-militancy operations. Regarding infiltration attempts, he reported that all major bids have been thwarted, and following recent review meetings, it was decided that police would be deployed at some points along the LoC with the army to further bolster the “border grid.”

He cautioned that unless the agencies across the border cease sending narcotics consignments, the challenge will persist. “However, attempts made through drones have been foiled. Some border residents are involved in the conspiracy to smuggle narcotics. They are being identified and will face legal action,” he asserted. (KNO)


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