‘Police will catch attackers soon’
Srinagar, Aug 14: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday said that preliminary investigations have revealed that Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit carried out the Nowgam attack in which two policemen were killed and police are identifying the attackers. Singh was quick to add that police would act against the attackers soon.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony slain policemen who were identified as Fayaz Ahmed and Ishfaq Ayoub, DGP Singh said that initial investigations have revealed that Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit is behind the attack. “Police and other agencies are busy identifying the attackers and we will act against them soon,” the J&K police chief said.
The DGP said that police was busy with the extended deployment in Srinagar and city outskirts in view of the Independence Day. “Unfortunately, militants found a chance to attack a joint party of SSB and police at Nowgam in which two policemen were killed and another one injured, who is being treated at the hospital,” he said.
DGP Singh said that militants always try to target police and forces and at times they succeed. “Such attacks are carried when situation shows improvement in Kashmir. Our neighbour (Pakistan) can’t tolerate peace prevailing in the Valley and keeps trying to carry out acts like the one today, to disrupt peaceful atmosphere,” he said, adding that “our efforts to strengthen the peace will continue.”
The J&K Police Chief said that anti-militancy operations will be intensified in the days ahead. While paying tributes to the slain cops, he said the slain duo were deployed to ensure smooth conduct of tomorrow’s function. “At times, we have to bear such incidents,” Singh said.
The DGP said security across Kashmir and Srinagar will be further strengthened. On whether police were using latest gadgets to ensure better security cover, he said: “We will use drones and CCTV fitted vehicles besides physical deployment of our men,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, LG’s Advisor, BR Bhatnagar paid tributes to slain cops and stated that entire UT government shares the pain and stands with the families of the two cops who were killed at Nowgam. (KNO)