Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh visited the Armed Police Complex, Parhaspora in north Kashmir’s Barmaulla District where he interacted with Jawans and officers at a Darbar.
ADGP armed S.J.M. Gillani, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, DIG North Kashmir, Udaybhaskar Billa, SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat, CO-IR 20th BN Bakar Samoon, CO IR 9th BN, Abdul Qayoom, CO IR 21st BN Shabir Nowab, CO IR 3rd Bn Hakeem Munshi and other senior officers posted in the complex were present on the occasion.
Addressing the Darbar, the DGP said that Armed police has emerged as a strong force after facing different challenges professionally, adding that this force has been working with utmost zeal and zest on varied assignments given to it.
Citing the various examples of working of armed police, the DGP said that this force has made name for itself. This is a force which inspired confidence, even in tough and challenging situations, he added. The officers and cops of this wing alongside Executive police have brought laurels by their gallant acts across UT while fighting terrorism for the last three decades.
Referring to the Zewan militant incident, the DGP said that the terrorists involved would be brought to justice. He said that war against militancy is an honours duty to our county and its people and the responsibility lies on our shoulders to fight it with utmost courage and valour.
He said that war against militancy would continue and every challenge would be faced with fortitude to protect the integrity and sovereignty of our county and ensure a peaceful environment for the people.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police is a brave force which has emerged victorious in different situations. “Fully aware that there is always an element of risk to our lives while doing our duties, we march ahead to protect our people,” the DGP said. He said that we have to work with commitment to ensure long lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
He paid rich tributes to the J&K police martyrs and said that Jammu and Kashmir Police would provide all possible help and assistance to the families of our fallen heroes. Two minutes of silence was also observed to pay homage to the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives in Zewan.
Earlier in his address, the ADGP Armed/IR S.J.M Gillani said that it is our responsibility to work against the terrorism collectively to protect the interests of our country and people.
He said that our working environment demands that we must use protective gears. He stressed for remaining alert and vigilant during duties to avoid any unpleasant incident. He assured that Armed police would continue to work with full commitment for peace and stability of J&K
J&K: Terrorist Hideout built in middle of park busted
The remaining terrorists in Kashmir are adopting many unique ways to save themselves from the security forces and the police, but now it is not possible to escape the terrorists from the eyes of the security forces and the police.
The Pulwama and Awantipora police, conducting a joint search operation with the Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF, have busted a hiding place built in the middle of a garden in Bandarpora, Awantipora. Terrorists often used to hide in this hideout after committing any incident in the area. At present, with the help of security forces, the police have started a search operation in the surrounding areas, demolishing the hideouts of the terrorists. Other details are awaited.
Now the number of active terrorists in Kashmir has remained negligible. This is why the anger of Pakistan across the border has increased. It is well known that Pakistan encourages terrorists in India. Training camps have also been opened for terrorists across the border in Pakistan. Now that the number of terrorists has been reduced considerably, terrorists are engaged in making targets killed with their weapons to register their presence. However, the security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police are fully active in thwarting this nefarious design of the terrorists.
J&K: Militants fired at a CRPF bunker, no casualty reported
Militants on Wednesday reportedly fired at a CRPF bunker at the KP road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. However, there was no casualty in the incident.
According to a CRPF officer, the militants fired “3-4 bullets” at the bunker near FM Gali but there was no injury or loss of life in the incident.
The militants, the actual number of whom was not known, fled from the spot.
Soon after the attack, security forces launched searches to nab them, the officer said.
Won’t let in leaders who left party and now willing to return: Mehbooba Mufti
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she is not taking back those leaders who have deserted the party even though many of them are willing to return.
Dozens of senior PDP leaders, including former ministers and legislators, left the party after the BJP withdrew its support to the Mehbooba-led coalition government in July 2018, and most of them joined the Apni Party led by Altaf Bukhari or the Peoples Conference led by Sajjad Lone.
”I have made it a principle that those who have left us will not be taken back. Many of the leaders who deserted the party are eager to return, but I am not going to take them back,” Mehbooba said, addressing a function at party headquarters here.
The PDP organised the function to welcome dozens of new entrants, including supporters of Bushan Lal Dogra, a former minister who rejoined the PDP last month. ”Dogra is like my younger brother and is a thorough gentleman I respect the most.
His case of rejoining the party is exceptional,” Mehbooba said, expressing hope that he, along with other workers, would work tirelessly for strengthening the party at the grassroots level. Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led central government, she alleged that the ruling party is using Jammu and Kashmir as a laboratory for experimenting and has destroyed the erstwhile state.
”My request to the people is to stand up to save Jammu and Kashmir. If you can save J&K, you will save the country. But, instead, they started destroying the country from J&K,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said. Referring to the government’s plan to facilitate large scale investment in Jammu and Kashmir, she said,” outside investors bring their labour force along with them while they have their contribution in the apartments planned to be built by the big real estate investors.”
She accused the BJP of launching an eviction drive to retrieve the land from the hapless poor people, irrespective of their religion, creed or caste. ”Under BJP rule, the rich are becoming richer while as the number of poor had doubled with youth becoming jobless and inflation touching the sky,” she said.
Praising her party workers, Mehbooba said it is heartening to see the dream of party founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed becoming a reality with each passing day. ”I am seeing concern for people of Kashmir growing in Jammu. Mufti wanted to see the two regions stand together and understand each other’s pain. This is happening today,” she said.
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