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DGP visits Shopian, Pulwama; reviews security scenario 

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Lauds personnel on successful encounters

SRINAGAR : Lauding the successful twin encounters in Shopian and Pulwama, the Director General of Police, J&K Dilbag Singh today said that local youths who are willing to shun the path of violence and destruction are always welcome to live a peaceful life with their families.

The DGP today visited the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian of South Kashmir to review the security scenario and Law & Order of these districts and also to appreciate the Police personnel, Army and CRPF officials on the success of the back to back encounters in which seven militant were neutralized and one militant surrendered, a police spokesman said in a statement today.

He also paid homage to the soldier who was killed in the encounter in Pulwama, said the spokesman.

DGP briefed the media persons in DPO Pulwama about the successful operations at Pulwama and Shopian. He said that Al Badr district commander Shakoor Parray and his accomplices were involved in various heinous crimes. He said that they were involved in the abduction and then killing of Khanmoh Panch. The DGP said that Shakoor Parray and his accomplices were also involved in the recruitment of local youth into the militancy.

The DGP congratulated Suhaib Bhat and his parents who surrendered during the encounter at Shopian. He expressed his hope that all those persons who have been lured to join the militancy will choose the right path by surrendering and will shun the path of violence and destruction.

Later on, chairing the security review meetings with senior officers of Police, Army and CRPF in these districts Singh stressed for continuous coordination and synergy among the forces for better deliverance at different levels.

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