August 2021 News

LeT, JeM Behind Dropping Of Arms, Narcotics By Drones In J-K: DGP

2 August 2021
PTI


Jammu: Asserting that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfits are behind the dropping of arms, IEDs and narcotics by drones in Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Monday said counter measures are in place to defeat any conspiracy to disturb peace in the union territory. Singh was speaking during a security review meeting after conducting an aerial survey of the flash flood-hit area at Hounzar Dachan, besides inaugurating a Covid care centre at district police lines in Kishtwar. Pakistan-based LeT and JeM outfits are behind the dropping of arms, IEDs and narcotics by drones in Jammu and Kashmir, he said. The DGP said counter measures are in place and these would be further strengthened to defeat any conspiracy against peace in the region. He said stone-pelting in Kashmir has almost ended and added that this was not only by the efforts of law enforcement agencies but largely because the youth of Kashmir have understood the evil intentions behind it. Singh directed the officers to strengthen the anti-terrorist measures to end terrorism in J-K. He stressed for enhanced cooperation between police and other security forces on the ground to foil the ill intentions of terrorists and their masters. The DGP also directed for setting up of surveillance teams equipped with the latest technology to monitor and smash the supply of money and arms to the terror groups. He emphasised to adopt the latest techniques and standard practices to expedite probes into terror crime cases. Singh also impressed upon the officers to ensure the expeditious disposal of all pending terror crime cases and directed them to conduct investigations efficiently so that culprits do not go scot-free. Stressing for increased patrolling, the DGP said all suspicious elements should be kept under check to foil their evil attempts. He directed the officers to keep CCTV network up to date and added that it is a very useful tool to monitor crimes. He also emphasised upon the officers to involve the religious leaders in community policing. Singh also visited Delta Force headquarters at Dharmund and held a meeting with the GOC there. The DGP chaired an officers' meeting to review the security, law and order and crime in the district. He stressed for intensifying the rescue operation to trace the missing persons in flash floods. The DGP also directed the officers to intensify the war against drug peddlers and root out the menace from society. He asked officers to take all necessary and required measures to check drug abuse in society and called for stern action against those involved in drug trafficking.