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Maintain pressure on anti-peace elements: DGP

 Srinagar: Police have got leads in their investigation into the targeted killing of a policeman in Baramulla and we vow to bring the killers and their supporters to justice, DGP R R Swain said on Saturday.

The Director General of Police visited slain Head Constable Ghulam Mohammad Dar’s residence at Wailoo Kralpora in the north Kashmir district on Saturday to express his condolence and sympathies with the family of the fallen colleague.

He was accompanied by the Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar.

Dar was killed by terrorists outside his home in Vailoo village of Tangmarg on Tuesday.

DGP expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and assured them that the entire police family is with them and shares their grief and sorrow, an official said. The DGP also assured every support to the family, the official added.

Speaking to reporters outside the cop’s home, the DGP said police have vowed to bring the perpetrators of the terror crime to justice.

“We have lost a member of our police ‘parivar’ (family), a noble man, a father, a brother and a citizen of Kashmir. All the officers, including the ADGP, DIG, SSP and SHO, have vowed to go to the bottom of the matter and identify the killer and all those who supported him in any way and bring them to justice,” Swain said.

He said the investigation into Dar’s killing is on but the details cannot be shared.

“We have got leads in the case and are working on those. We are fully confident that we will bring them (perpetrators) to justice,” the DGP added.

He said there is no doubt that some people sitting across the border are trying to disturb the peace here, but asserted that all their ploys would be foiled.

“They have not shunned their plans (of violence). They will continue to make plans, but if we change the atmosphere here and take people along, it will render their plans unsuccessful. They will send people here, but we will create such a situation that they will find no supporters here,” Swain said.

The DGP said starting this winter, police will launch a strategy to create such a situation in Jammu and Kashmir where no one will be ready to support terrorists and their handlers across the border.

“Pakistani land is not under our control and they send people, arms and ammunition or narcotics here. They are not sending money to build hospitals, schools or roads. But we will be successful in foiling their attempts when no one here will be ready to support them.

“We will create such a situation here and in this regard, our first action will start from this winter. We will not allow any loss of life of our colleagues or civilians. Whoever supports them, whether they are sitting across the border or here, will be brought to justice,” Swain asserted.

Meanwhile, Director General of CRPF Dr. Sujoy Lal Thaosen and the Director General of Police, J&K R R Swain jointly chaired high level meeting of officers to review the overall security scenario of Kashmir valley at Police Control Room, Kashmir here this evening.

During the meeting, detailed review of all the security arrangements for the winter season was held. The field officers briefed regarding various measures and countermeasures taken for the security and safety of the people, an official statement issued today said.

Addressing the meeting, the DGP J&K, R R Swain stressed for augmenting and enhancing of capabilities to achieve the desired results. He directed for putting in use modern techno tools to monitor the security situation. He directed for launching the operations in higher reaches and flushing the hiding terrorists, the statement said.

The DGP directed that Dail 112 helpline in Police Control Rooms be augmented further and added that it would be first respondent to any particular situation. Stressing for remaining more vigilant against terror support eco-system which helping terrorists to carry out their nefarious designs, the DGP directed for putting in utmost efforts in monitoring the moments of suspect elements. He also stressed for coordinated efforts to demolish the OGW network, hybrid terrorists.

Swain directed the forces to maintain pressure on anti peace elements so that terror groups don’t get any chance of revival.

During the meeting, threadbare discussions were held on issues related to terrorism that included presence of foreign and local terrorists in higher reaches and their attempts to come down during the winter. Continued infiltration attempts from across the border and measures taken to deter all such attempts were also discussed, the statement said.

It further said that threadbare discussions were also held on creation of database of uncategorised terrorists.

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