Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has devised a ‘strategy’ for the upcoming summer, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar said on Friday.
Addressing reporters, the top police officer warned the unionist leaders with “necessary action”, irrespective of their stature, if they try “instigating people on fake news or rumours”.
“As regards summer, the police is ready. Some ten days ago, we sat here with officers from across Kashmir and devised a strategy. What planning we have, we won’t disclose it but we are ready,” Kumar said.
“We took into consideration the possibilities, and what is required to be done has been worked out and we will handle it (situation),” he said, adding that leaders of some unionist political parties are trying to instigate people on the basis of rumours.
“I want to request them not to instigate people on the basis of fake news. No matter how big a leader, we have prepared dossiers and are bringing every activity on the record. If need arises, we will take action also,” he said.
Referring to the filing of a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against National Conference leader Hilal Lone, the IGP said, “you can see the video in which he says he will train the militants. If UAPA is not filed against him then against whom it should be filed?”
Regarding registering of cases under UAPA against family members of a youth killed recently in an ‘encounter’ at Lawaypora Srinagar, the police officer said that the Act makes it clear that if anybody raises anti-India slogans or is part of any anti-state activity or talk about secession, the Act will be invoked.
Regarding the Pazalpora IED blast earlier this month, the police officer said a militant — Hidayatullah of Pulwama who was arrested in Jammu recently — has confessed that it was done by a militant from Bijbehara. “We are after him.” (GNS)