Around 200 terrorists are active in Jammu and Kashmir while intelligence inputs recommend that another 250 are waiting in launch pads across the border, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Cops Dilbag Singh stated on Saturday. In a clear reference to Pakistan, Singh said security forces are alive to the hazard and on alert to scuttle the wicked designs of the neighbouring country to disrupt peace in the union territory.The DGP also said all needed security plans would be made to make sure that the Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Mountain range, scheduled to commence on June 28, is peaceful.Talking to press reporters before inaugurating the inter zone sports fulfill at the police headquarters here, Singh stated there are around 200 terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir.”I am hopeful that the number will drop even more this year like the previous year when the figure dropped to a large extent,” he said.On the variety of terrorists present in introducing pads throughout the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB), the police chief said based on intelligence inputs, the number is in between 200 to 250 which is practically the same as previous years.”We are watching on them as well,” he said.Responding to a question about the preparations for the Amarnath Yatra, he stated, “All plans with regard to the pilgrimage will be done like previous years including large scale release (of security personnel) at different levels.””This year too, our efforts are on and every needed plan will be put in place for the safety and security of the pilgrims,” he included.
Without calling Pakistan, he stated the agencies of the neighbouring country are associated with terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir for the last over 30 years to interrupt peace and damage the lives and property of the people.
“We have actually been hindering their wicked designs for a very long time and will continue to do so,” he stated when inquired about the healing of Rs 91 lakh by the National Examination Agency NIA) from a field in Samba district following a disclosure by among the 5 individuals detained in connection with Handwara narco-terrorism case.The DGP stated authorities has uncovered a number of narco-terrorism cases in 2020 and 2021 and every one of them is being examined to unveil the conspiracy and bring the offenders to book.”A few of the cases which had actually a broadened scale of nexus between terrorists and narco traders were moved to the NIA. They too are probing these cases with full capability,” he said.Singh said besides narcotics, weapons consisting of ready-to-use Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), smuggled from across the border, are being seized before they might land in the hands of terrorists and used against civilians and security forces.”A couple of incidents do happen here and there but after investigation the implicated are being determined and stern action is being taken against them,” he said, assuring appropriate action versus terrorists involved in the grenade attack in Sopore which left 2 policemen injured.The authorities chief said a befitting response was offered to every fear act.Asked about the current recovery of sticky bombs, he stated such types of explosives are a risk due to the fact that they have magnets and can be stuck on any metallic surface.”This is a conspiracy to target civilian and security forces cars. We have seized such bombs and if some of these have handled to reach terrorists, we will recover them too,” he stated while referring to the recovery of a 7 kg IED in Jammu on February 14 and busting of a horror module in Awantipora location of south Kashmir which was planning to perform a Pulwama-type attack.”The fidayeen (suicide bomber) was prepared to blow himself however prompt action avoided the attack … I wish to ensure that any activity, whether going on the ground or underground, is being watched and neutralised. We are having a stringent watch on them,” the police chief said.On the Inter zone sports meet-2021, the DGP stated all six zones of the force are participating in the competition.”About 1000 authorities personnel, covering all wings of police, are participating in 30 sports activities during the tournament. I am enthusiastic that the policemen who are performing their tasks sufficiently on every front will display sportsmanship spirit throughout the competition,” he stated.