Srinagar, June 11: The state Police chief on Thursday said that to rejuvenate the militancy in Kashmir, attempts from across the border are being made besides 40 militants active in the north Kashmir region alone.
According to a local news agency KNS, DGP K Rajindra said that in a bid to regenerate militancy in Kashmir valley, fresh attempts are being made from across the border besides infilitration attempts continuously being made.
The state Police Chief while touring to various north Kashmir areas on Thursday told reporters that atleast 40 militants are active in the north Kashmir region and security forces continue to remain on tenterhooks to foil any attempt that could stir peace in Valley.
Commeting over the recent militant attacks in Sopore area, DGP said that police have got vital leads and that the tele comonication networks across valley have been restored at large.
The state police chief also nullified the reports of youth joining the militant groups in valley. He maintained that the reports are not worrisome as same is merely a propaganda launched by some nefarious elements in the state. “Earlier there were reports of some 18 to 20 youth joining the militant ranks. Amongst them, most have returned to their homes. Reports claiming the youth joining militancy are not true indeed,” DGP said.
He added that police have got vital leads about the Sopore attacks due to which the telecommunications got disrupted in Kashmir valley. “Within the period of two days, Police will make the facts public before press. We have restored the communications at large and have made several arrests in this regard also. If at any place, a mobile tower owner or any other outlet feels any threat, police will immediately provide security cover to that place or a person. We will ensure that no communication breakdown is witnessed in Kashmir.”
When asked about the seminar being conducted by the senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on June 14 and whether police will allow the function to take place, K Rajindra maintained the decision has to be taken by the civil administration and not by the police. “It is the civil administration that has to take final call over the issue.”
Later, DGP, flanked by several other senior police officials visited the residence of MLA Kupwara and condoled the demise of his son who met the fatal road accident in the recent past. DGP expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.
2015 Kashmir Despatch