J&K police ‘near’ its goal of ‘completely finishing’ militancy: DGP Singh

Jammu: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said the force was “near” its goal of “completely finishing” militancy in the state.

On his maiden visit to the winter capital Jammu after taking over as the acting DGP early this month, Singh said several successful operations were conducted against militants in the last week referring to the killing of 15 militants in five separate operations between September 11 and 15, news gathering agency PTI reported.

“Jammu and Kashmir police has been fighting militancy for the last so many years and keeping in view our capabilities, we are near our goal of completely finishing militancy in the state,” Singh said in his address to the state’s police personnel.

“We are premier stakeholders in peace,” the DGP said, adding police had the dual responsibility of being the custodian as well as the maintainer of peace in the state.

Singh complimented the security forces for the successful operation at Kakriyal in Reasi district which resulted in the killing of three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants on September 13.

“The response to the emerging situation was very quick and adequate. The different forces on ground – police, army and CRPF – exhibited a great spirit with the officers leading from the front,” he said as he rewarded the officers and the jawans who took part in the operation.

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