‘Police respects families of militants’
LeT Commander Naseer-Din was a sharpshooter
Srinagar, August 20: Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh on Thursday claimed that the infiltration of militants from across the border has reduced to almost around 50 percent because of the tight vigil and announced border management.
As per Kashmir Despatch Correspondent addressing a press conference at Handwara the DGP also claimed that the recruitment of local youth into militant ranks has also drastically come down to a significant level.
He appealed to the people especially the youth of J&K to avoid the path of violence.
DGP in a press conference said that slain Lashkar-e-Toiba militant commander was a sharpshooter. He killed three CRPF personnel with sharp and precise targets.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone who was also present of the occasion said, Police are working for peace and tranquility in the society so people should view our operations in that prism. ‘Police will not harass the families of militants and we respect their families,’ IGP Kashmir said.
Pertinently police on late Wednesday said two militants were killed in brief exchange of gunfire at Handwara who were identified as Naseeruddin a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant commander and his associate a Pakistani militant Danish.
Naseer as per police was involved in the killing of three CRPF men at Sopore on 18/4/2020 and also was behind the killing of three CRPF personnel who were killed in the Handwara attack on 04/05/2020.
Police in a tweet on Thursday said that an AK-47 rifle which was snatched by militants from paramilitary CRPF personnel at Vangam Handwara on May 4 this year has been recovered from the possession of LeT commander Naseer-u-din Lone.