Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh on Thursday said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved after many efforts by security forces, but the call on holding elections in the Union Territory will be taken by authorities concerned. The DGP said that the troops would wipe out those running a factory of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
On the question of “complete revival” Village Defence Groups, DGP Singh said that the Union Government and Home Minister care for those fighting against terrorism. “Terrorism has declined but not ended; Pakistan is trying to revive terrorism, and their attempts are being foiled regularly. We are trying to keep our resources; uniformed men at best,” he added.
DGP Dilbag Singh added that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir is talented but suffered from terrorism and COVID-19, further stating that ‘we are allowing them to perform.
On attempts of Pakistan to push terrorists and weapons into India, he said, ”These are serious security concerns being watched regularly, we foiled 85 terror modules in the past year. OGW groups involved in IED, grenade attacks and civilian killings. Attempt to carry out an IED attack at religious places was also foiled. Chemical found being analysed, but we believe that it was for a specific target.”
It is pertinent to mention that the Jammu and Kashmir Police, on February 24, recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 03 Detonators, 03 Remote controlled IED, 03 bottles of explosive, 01 Cortex wire, 02 Timer IED, 01 Pistol, 02 Magazine, 06 grenades and 70 rounds which Lashkar sent from across the border.
On killing Sarpanch in Kulgam, DGP Singh said that a Pakistan-sponsored group took responsibility. “It is shameful for them and their sponsors that a person who is representative of people is killed; we will identify and kill them. He was not informer of security forces as being said by terrorists,” he said.