Militants attempting to disrupt peace in J&K: DGP

Advisor reviews situation

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 21: J&K Police chief Dilbag Singh today said when the entire world is fighting the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, Pakistan-backed terrorists are making attempts to disrupt peace in the Union Territory.
A recent report suggested that many terrorists at their training centres and launching pads in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir are suffering from Coronavirus infection, Singh said.
He said that Pakistani agencies are helping the terrorists infiltrate into India through the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC).
Referring to the recent terror attacks, the DGP said, “When the entire world is making efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan and its sponsored terrorists are making all-out attempts to disrupt the measures being taken to safeguard the lives of the people in J-K.”
He said that even during the present health crisis Indian forces would continue to consolidate peace while maintaining good security and law and order grids.
He said that Pakistan agencies are engaged with various activities at their launching pads in Pakistan and PoK to push in terrorists this side both from IB and LoC to further its nefarious designs of disturbing peace and normalcy and lives and livelihoods of the people.
The DGP said Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the other formations and departments are involved day and night in fight against the pandemic and added that it is important to ensure that government orders and the health protocols are followed on the ground.
The DGP asserted that no unauthorized traffic and movement of the people be allowed except in cases where such movement is exempted.
He appreciated the efforts of police officers and jawans for providing the necessary help to the people in need at their doorstep.
He also complimented the large number of volunteers who have come forward to assist the police in extending a helping hand to the needy people.
He thanked social and religious leaders for their significant contribution along with police and administration in sensitizing general people about the dangers of COVID-19 and need for strict adherence to social distancing norms and advising them not to gather or participate in any religious or social congregations.
Meanwhile, R.R Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor Jammu and Kashmir and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh today chaired the senior police officers meeting through video conferencing at Police Control Room, here to review the security and also the present ground situation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Kashmir valley.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar attended the meeting at Police Control Room and Range DIGs, District senior officers and all Commandants of Kashmir Zone participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
Bhatnagar said Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the other security forces are contributing in a big way and added that all the necessary measures are being taken to contain the spread of pandemic.
R R Bhatnagar and DGP, J&K accompanied by IGP Kashmir also inspected the quarantine centre established in Police Hospital Complex. Superintendent of Police Hospital Srinagar Bilal Raja briefed about the measures taken for the smooth functioning of quarantine centre.
Earlier, the Advisor and DGP J&K visited 15 Corps Headquarters and discussed the present security situation in the Valley with GOC, Lt. Gen. B S Raju. During the discussion IG CRPF Rajesh Yadav, IG Kashmir Vijay Kumar were also present.


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