Srinagar, Aug 30: Reiterating his appeal to youth who had joined militancy to shun the path of violence and lead a normal life with families, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh congratulated Suhaib Bhat who surrendered during an encounter at Shopian where three Al-Badr militants, including a policeman turned top commander, were killed in an encounter by security forces on August 28.
Reviewing the security scenario, Singh lauded the forces for successful operations in south Kashmir, a police spokesman said.
He said DGP on Saturday visited twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in south Kashmir, where seven militants—four belonging to Al-Badr and three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM)—were killed and a soldier was martyred on August 28 and 29.
Singh said local youths who are willing to shun the path of violence and destruction are always welcome to live a peaceful life with their families.
He congratulated Suhaib Bhat and his parents who surrendered during the encounter at Shopian. He expressed his hope that all those persons who have been lured to join the militancy will choose the right path by surrendering and will shun the path of violence and destruction.
He said that neither in the past nor in future the path of violence has proved beneficial.
The DGP reiterated appealed on behalf of Police and forces to all those youths who were lured and pushed by the Pakistan sponsored militants on the path of violence and destruction to come and join the peaceful life with their families.