Jammu, September 26 (Language) Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Tuesday stressed that terrorism is at its lowest level in Jammu and Kashmir and efforts are being made to eliminate the remaining terrorism and drug menace from the Union Territory. Are continuing.
Singh said the anti-terrorist operation in Kokernag in south Kashmir about a fortnight ago was successful and there has been no change in the peaceful atmosphere of the valley after the encounter.
“With the contribution of the people, terrorism (in Jammu and Kashmir) has reached its lowest level,” he told reporters in Katra in Reasi district. Police and other security forces, who have a significant contribution (in controlling terrorism), are committed to eliminate it and efforts are ongoing in this direction.
Additional Director General of Police (Jammu) Mukesh Singh was also with him on this occasion.
DGP Singh dedicated to the people the newly constructed ‘modular’ police station at Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi temple.
“Whether before or after the Kokernag encounter, the situation remains peaceful,” he said. People have a misconception that some incident has happened somewhere and a storm will come. We are keeping an eye on the activities of supporters of terrorists and try to destroy their hideouts in the forest.
Singh said, ‘Kokernag was an operation where we got information about the presence of a particular terrorist and we went there to eliminate him. Unfortunately, when you are not familiar with the place and come under fire from the waiting terrorists… the damage was visible because the one who fires first has the advantage.”
“We were unfortunate in this matter…a colonel, a major, a deputy superintendent of police and a soldier were martyred,” he said. I salute the officers and soldiers who participated in this operation and sacrificed their lives and neutralized the dreaded terrorist Uzair Khan (of Lashkar-e-Taiba) who was active in the area.
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