The Lead The Newsfeed

To prevent killings of soft target, Security forces to commence night patrolling in Kashmir says IGP Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar Wednesday said police along with the security forces have started night patrolling in remote villages of Kashmir, where non-locals work and Kashmiri Pandits live to prevent militant attacks on soft targets.

Talking to a selected group of reporters here, the IGP Kashmir said that police and the security forces have intensified the night patrolling in remote Kashmir villages where Kashmiri Pandits live and non-local workforce works. “This is to prevent militants from attacking soft targets,” the IGP said, adding that in the recent cases of attack on non J&K residents in Pulwama and a Kashmiri Pandit in remote village of Shopian, the militants involved in the acts have been identified.

He said that two slain militants killed in Tral encounter were involved in the killing of a Sarpanch Sameer Ahmed in Khonmoh besides a series of other attacks including grenade throwing etc. “They were operating

in Srinagar and had shifted to Tral recently,” the Kashmir police chief said.

He said that since December last year, 66 militants, including Jaish-e-Muhammad commanders and militants were killed in various encounters. “Foreign militants are pushing locals forward to keep themselves safe, but we are tracking foreigners too, and will either arrest them or kill them in encounters,” he said—(KNO)

 

The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies