Terming the killing of two police constables at Handwara as ‘unfortunate’, Additional Director General of Police,
K Rajendra Kumar Sunday said the police had got some important clues while investigating the incident.
“The investigations are going on and the clues will help us in solving the case”, Rajendra told KNS, after visiting Handwara where he reviewed the security situation along with other officers of the police.
Rajendra appealed people to cooperate with police in maintenance of law and order in the valley.
“Cooperation between police and public is important for maintenance of peace. Some miscreants are trying to vitiate the atmosphere of peace and the police will remain vigilant to counter their designs. However, we would need support from people”, he added.
The ADGP dismissed the notion that the orders for not carrying weapons had made policemen vulnerable to such attacks.
“There have been such attacks before and even weapons have been snatched. However, it is our priority to ensure minimum collateral damage. Police exercises restraint in retaliating to such incidents at public places as there is a danger of collateral damage”, he said.
While speaking to police personnel during the visit, Rajendra asked them to remain vigilant to ensure maintenance of peace. He emphasized the need for closer cooperation between police and public.
Pertinently, two constables of IRP 13th battalion were killed Saturday morning near bus stand Handwara in frontier district of Kupwara when suspected militants fired upon them from a close range.