Baramulla: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh Sunday said that militancy has been eradicated to a large extent in north Kashmir” while as infiltration too has been plugged along the Line of Control (LoC) this year.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of Police martyr’s memorial sports festival in Baramulla, the DGP said that militancy in north Kashmir stands controlled to a large extent and the same is on its last leg.
“With the peoples support, militancy will be eradicated completely,” he said.
About infiltration by militants along the LoC, DGP Singh said that launching pads are active since last year across, even in winters. “This year too, launch pads are full and attempts are continuously being made to push militants into this side. Last year, infiltration took place in March only. It was on April 5 last year that five militants were killed at Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara,” he said.
He said ceasefire violations continue to take place on the LoC with the sole aim of giving cover to militants to make passage into this side. “However, our counter-insurgency grid along the LoC is very active and the majority of the times, infiltrators get killed on the LoC in encounters only,” the J&K police chief said.
On whether anti-militancy operations would continue in winters too, he said that there would be no letup in the “operations against the militants” in the upcoming winter months.
About the investigations into the killing of three BJP men at Kulgam including a youth leader, the DGP said that attackers have been identified and “militants involved are being tracked.” KNO