Security forces pro active to contain terrorism: DGP

Jammu: Lauding the role of security forces, Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Singh Wednesday said that Pakistan keeps trying to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir and revive terror network in Rajouri-Poonch but security forces’ are pro actively taken up this challenge to contain terrorism.

“Pakistan is making desperate attempts to revive militancy in the Rajouri-Poonch belt and other places. It also tried to disturb peace and order but alert forces capable to foil any such attempts,” the DGP said while replying media query about recent killing of a self-styled divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen along the LoC in Poonch district on August 7, who is involved in recent meetings of terror Outfit in Islamabad.

He maintained that our efforts are not only to contain terrorism but to finish it completely.

“Whenever an infiltration attempt is being made, whether we had prior information or not about it, our security arrangements are such that they (infiltrators) walk into our net,” the DGP said, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), adding, that, “99 per cent infiltration attempts from Pakistan on the border have been foiled in Jammu and Kashmir this year, while yesterday only an IED planted by terror outfits was discovered and destroyed.”

“The border security grid is “much stronger than ever” with the addition of “new elements” to scuttle any attempt from Pakistan to push terrorists and smuggle arms and narcotics,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here organized for foundation-laying ceremony of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) headquarters at Sidhra by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

The DGP maintained that number of encounters took place on the borders (in the recent past) which is a proof of the presence and alertness of our forces who are engaging them (infiltrators) at their place of choosing and neutralising them (before they manage to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir)

Security forces foiled several infiltration attempts along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir and Poonch-Rajouri belt of Pir panjal in the Jammu region in the recent past, killing nearly a dozen infiltrators and seizing huge consignments of arms, explosives and narcotics over the past two months.

“Though the infiltration attempts are going on, we do not see an upward trend. Our border security grid is much stronger than before with the addition of new elements (to thwart infiltration attempts from Pakistan). We have already foiled 99 per cent of such attempts this year,” Dilbag Singh said.

He said the overall security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “very good” even as the “conspiracies” from across the border have not ended.

“They are sending improvised explosive devices (IEDs), weapons and narcotics which is evident with our successful interruption and seizure of such consignments in Rajouri-Poonch and north Kashmir,” the DGP added.

On the law and order situation in Samba where protesters blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway and clashed with the police over their demand for removal of Sarore toll plaza, he said people should raise their grievance, if any, to the government in a proper way.

“Putting the commuters to difficulty by blocking the road neither falls in the purview of the law, nor will it be allowed. The overall situation is normal,” he said. (KNO)

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