Director General of Police (DGP), Ashok Prasad Thursday said that there is certain level of uncertainty in Kashmir Valley as militants continue to target police personnel.
“The multi-agency is pegging the figure of militants in Valley at 80 and we have inputs that there is no militant in Srinagar city. Army can tell us better about the situation on Borders but as interiors are concerned no militant has managed to sneak in,” he said to a local news agency, CNS.
He said to show their presence in Kashmir, militant outfits are targeting police personnel.
Stating that militant violence in Kashmir has come down to the lowest level in the last 23 years, Prasad said police has also succeeded in reducing the collateral damage.
Prasad said militant violence in Kashmir has come down to the lowest level in the last 22 years. “As compared to last year, the violence has definitely decreased by 30 per cent. This downward trend will continue as we are making wholehearted efforts in controlling the militancy.”
He attributed the improvement in situation to better coordination between the security agencies.
Stating that police in collaboration with other security agencies like CRPF and Army has started people-friendly operations, DGP said that they have succeeded in minimizing the collateral damages and are trying to reduce it to zero level.
Ashok Prasad said that militants are trying to instigate violence in Kashmir and for this purpose, it is adopting different tactics. “Though we have achieved great successes against these militants still they are present in some parts of North and South Kashmir,” DGP said.
Prasad said police has been successful in controlling the situation in internal zones.
While replying to a question, Prasad said that militancy has not come down to zero level. “We get inputs everytime about the presence of militants and their designs. We analyze such inputs through Subsidiary Multi Agency and we also check up other inputs and verify them. This process we are able to check the militants,” he said.
To a query about infiltration attempts from Jammu border, Prasad said the trend of pre-winter infiltration is going on from the past many years. “They try their best to infiltrate during winter but our border management is tight.”