Valley News Desk

Srinagar, June 24 (KNS): Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday asserted that current year turned out to be one of the most successful for forces in recent years.
Talking to media, Singh said for the first time in four years more militants got killed than those who have joined militant groups.

Speaking about the recent successes in anti-militancy operations in Valley including elimination of top commanders like Riyaz Naikoo, DGP said that the year 2020 turned out to be most successful for forces as compare to past.

“From the past two to three years we have put all efforts on ground to make J&K militancy free. It was the second half of 2018 that we began to firmly tilt the scales in our favor. We strengthened our human intelligence network and improved synergy”, DGP said.

He commended forces personnel for their commitment and said that 119 militants have been killed this year including Riyaz Naikoo, Abdul Rehman alias Fauji Bhai, Zubair, Qari Yasir, Junaid Sehrai, Burhan Koka, Haider and Tayyib Waleed.

DGP asserted that forces have broken the back of militancy in Valley by killing their commanders in counter-militancy operations.

Police Chief said on law and order front, 2020 is turned out to be one of the best in recent years during which number of violent clashes have come down by 20 percent.

Citing an example of handling law and order situation after killing of top Hizbul Commander Riyaz Naikoo, he said no one was allowed to assemble and attack forces personnel. Same was the case after the deaths of Zakir Musa and Junaid Sehrai.

“We have been quite successful in containing the law and order situation”, DGP claimed. (KNS)

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