Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police chief K Rajendra Kumar on Tuesday said “elements trying to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the state need to be dealt with firmly.”
“Jammu and Kashmir Police has a great role to ensure rule of law and provide peaceful atmosphere in all areas of the state,” he said.
The DGP’s tough talk comes a day after a visiting delegation of Indian parliamentarians failed to break ice in the valley. The resistance leadership refused to meet the delegation.
The meeting was convened to review law and order, security and crime situation in Jammu division while arrangements for Eid-ul Azha were also discussed.
Stressing on greater synergy among all police components, dealing with law and order and security of the people, the DGP said that rule of law is the prime concern which should be ensured at every cost.
Raids will continue: IGP
“Nocturnal raids to nab miscreants will continue. To ensure peace in the valley it has to happen. There are certain miscreants in certain areas that are disposed to disrupting peace. We have identified them and a list has been created to arrest them. The situation will improve in the valley soon. We try to exercise maximum restraint but we will have to use pellets when needed. While our forces go to get hold of miscreants people don’t let them work, rather they attack them. That is why our men are compelled to take action in which deaths occur.
Inspector general of police, Kashmir, Javaid Mujtaba Gilani to reporters at Anantnag