IS Following increase of attacks on security forces by Pakistani trained terrorists including the attack on CRPF convey in Pampore area of Kashmir Valley yesterday, police and security forces have been put on high alert, especially in view of start of Amarnath Yatra from July 2.
Jammu and Kahmir Police Chief, K Rajindra Kumar chairing high level security meeting of all agencies in Jammu, stressed the need for effective mechanism among all security forces and intelligence agencies to maintain peace and security in the state.
“Peace is imperative for development and growth in different fields which should be maintained at all costs,” said Rajindra Kumar.
The meeting deliberated on various important issues relating to the internal security situation in the state. The officers representing different security agencies briefed the meeting about the measures taken on different fronts with regard to safety and security of the state.
Rajendra also said that rule of the law should be ensured at all costs and nobody should be allowed to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the state. He further said that Jammu and Kashmir police, along with other security forces is firm to tackle any situation and any subversive act by the militants will be faced with fortitude.
According to him all forces engaged in the security of the state would collectively tackle with the terrorism and would leave no stone unturned to safeguard the interests of the people.
“The desperate attempts by the militants to target security personnel would not deter us to prevail complete peace in the state,” he said.
The DGP referring the recent attacks by the militants to harm the security personnel, said that men in uniform are retaliating with a view to avoid killing of innocent people. He said that forces are restraining while responding to such acts in order to avoid collateral damages. He stressed for adopting people friendly approach while dealing with the hostile situation.
Rajindra Kumar asked the officers to implement the common strategy already framed to deal the situation. He said that joint meetings and input sharing would give better results of the strategy adopted by the agencies.
He also pressed the issue of smooth regulations of traffic movement on National Highway and other routes leading to the holy cave via Pahalgm and Baltal for the convenience of pilgrims and commuters. He sought peoples’ cooperation for maintaining law and order and smooth vehicular traffic on the road.
Police sources said that nine militants were killed in April, people including two civilians, eight security men and 17 militants were killed in May, 29 people including one civilian, 15 security men and 13 militants were killed till today in June.
Last year, police sources said, 39 terrorists, 20 security men and 11 civilians among 70 people killed till June end.