‘Security forces given freedom to avenge killings’
*Those aiding, abetting militancy won’t be spared
JAMMU, May 15: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said today that all employees engaged under Prime Minister’s package will be posted at secure district and tehsil headquarters where Jammu and Kashmir Police will ensure adequate security of the employees and their family members.
Sinha also declared that security forces have been given full freedom to avenge the killings of innocent persons and that those aiding and abetting militancy will not be spared.
The Lieutenant Governor said this while interacting with delegations of BJP headed by Ravinder Raina and People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) led by its Chairman Dr Farooq Abdullah.
Sinha is reported to have assured the delegations that necessary action is being taken by the administration for safety and security of PM package employees.
He informed the delegations that the security forces have been given full freedom to avenge the killing of innocents.
The Lt Governor is reported to have said that those aiding and abetting militancy will not be spared.
He said that all parties are most welcome to give their suggestions on issues of targeted killing, eliminating terrorism, terror ecosystem, development, issues concerning youth etc.
“My doors are always open for people. All sections of polity and society must come together as a united front to eliminate terror ecosystem, ” Sinha reportedly assured the delegations.
Sinha assured the BJP delegation that the administration has taken necessary steps to ensure welfare and security of PM package employees and all concerns will be addressed in a time-bound manner.
All the PM package employees will be posted at secure district and tehsil Headquarters and Jammu Kashmir Police will ensure adequate security of employees and their family members, he said.
“It is a very sensitive and emotional moment for the entire administration and the nation, and we must stand united in the fight against terror. Two terrorists involved in the attack have been killed. We have given full freedom to the security forces and the remaining will be eliminated soon. Let me assure you, those behind plotting the attack and their supporters will be punished soon,” the Lt Governor told the BJP delegation.
He further said that Jammu Kashmir Police has been directed to ensure foolproof security for the PM package employees.
“The SIT has been formed to probe into all aspects of Rahul Bhat’s killing and it will also look into the tear gas shelling incident. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty”, Sinha said.
The Lt Governor has also constituted a Special Cell for PM package employees within LG Secretariat and Additional Secretary Akshay Labroo will be the Nodal Officer. The special cell will handle the grievances of PM package employees and it will coordinate with district administrations and other concerned departments to ensure the grievances of PM package employees are resolved at the earliest. Labroo will hold regular meetings with the PM package employees as part of this initiative.