Militants involved in Anantnag attack identified: DGP

Directs police to strengthen nakas in Valley

Srinagar: Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh on Thursday claimed they have identified two Hizbul Mujahideen militants who staged an attack on Back to Village programme in Anantnag.
A government official and a sarpanch were killed after militants lobbed grenade and fired on the gathering in south Kashmir’s Hakoora village in Anantnag.
“Terrorists involved in the killing of sarpanch Syed Rafiq and RD employee Sheikh Zahoor at Hakura have been identified as Junaid and Zubair of HM and they will be brought to law,” said Singh while chairing a security review meeting at Police Control Room in Srinagar.
According to a statement issued after the meeting, he said that militants are making all out attempts to disrupt the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He directed officers to maintain “close surveillance of such elements trying to disrupt the fast returning peaceful atmosphere and take all measures to neutralise such attempts”.
It said that the DGP directed officers that while dealing any situation, law abiding people should not be put to any inconvenience during their activities.
“Further DGP directed the officers to strengthen the Nakas established across valley and augment the security grids to ensure safe and secure environment for the citizens of valley. DGP stressed that the action against the terrorist should be continued and all the suspicious elements should be kept under check so as to foil their ill designs aimed at disrupting normal lives of the people,”
the statement added.
“Safety and security of the people is our prime concern and every design of the elements inimical to peace should be foiled firmly. JKP along with other sister agencies has enforced rule of law after facing tough challenges and have succeeded to maintaining sense of security among the minds of the people.
“Public cooperation has helped to make our efforts fruitful and the organization is giving impetus to strengthen relations with the people for the eradication of crimes from the society,” he said and added, “All possible help be exercised in case of bad weather.”

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