Dhangri attack executed by Pak militants, says DGP

‘Border Posts will further strengthen Grid’

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 23: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh today said Dhangri carnage in Rajouri district was executed by the foreign militants from Pakistan who had infiltrated from the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch but said 56 Pakistani militants, sent by the neighbour’s security agencies for causing disturbances in J&K, have been eliminated.

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Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a sports function in Kathua, Dilbag said besides Rajouri and Poonch districts, some militants had also infiltrated from Baramulla and Kupwara districts in the Kashmir valley before snowfall and most of them have been killed.
“We have eliminated 56 Pakistani militants who were sent by the neighbour’s agencies for causing disturbances in J&K with weapons. Some of them are, however, surviving and they too will be killed,” the UT police chief said.
Replying to a question on construction of Border Police Posts, Dilbag said the Border Grid is strong and construction of more Posts will further strengthen it. He added that work on construction of Border Police Posts is on and they will be made operational very soon.
Dilbag confirmed that Dhangri massacre in Rajouri district was carried out by the foreign militants from Pakistan.
It may be mentioned here that seven civilians from minority community including two minors were killed at Dhangri in terror attack on January 1. However, both the militants involved in the attack remained untraced so far.
Dilbag said that police have launched a major war against the narco-terror in Jammu and Kashmir as more youth are falling prey to the drug menace.
“Police have busted several drug modules and recovered not just drugs but weapons as well,” Singh said.
He said police is taking help and probing the narco-terror cases jointly with State Investigative Agency (SIA), National Investigating Agency (NIA), and also Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
“Drug abuse especially the narco-terror is the second biggest challenge after militancy,” he said, adding that strict action is being taken against those found involved in the drug abuse.
“It has been seen that more and more youth are falling prey to the drugs. We are committed to root out this menace once for all and a collective approach has been launched by the police in this regard,” the DGP said.
Dilbag said Pakistan’s internal situation is very bad at this juncture and the country should focus on their own situation rather than pushing in terrorists into this side.”
On the arrest of some journalists in Kashmir for terror-links, the DGP said that in the society, law is for one and all.
“Some journalists were found involved in terror related activities and law has taken its own course. Law is same for all,” the DGP said, adding that “nobody will be spared”.