The DGP additionally stated all obligatory safety preparations could be made to make sure that the Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas, scheduled to start on June 28, is peaceable.
Talking to reporters earlier than inaugurating the inter zone sports activities meet on the police headquarters right here, Singh stated there are round 200 terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I’m hopeful that the quantity will drop additional this yr just like the earlier yr when the determine dropped to a big extent,” he stated.
On the variety of terrorists current in launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB), the police chief stated as per intelligence inputs, the quantity is between 200 to 250 which is sort of the identical as earlier years.
“We are maintaining a tally of them as nicely,” he stated.
Responding to a query in regards to the preparations for the Amarnath Yatra, he stated, “All preparations with regard to the pilgrimage will likely be carried out like earlier years together with giant scale deployment (of safety personnel) at completely different ranges.”
“This yr too, our efforts are on and each obligatory association will likely be put in place for the security and safety of the pilgrims,” he added.
Without naming Pakistan, he stated the businesses of the neighbouring nation are concerned in terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir for the final over 30 years to disturb peace and hurt the lives and property of the folks.
“We have been foiling their nefarious designs for a very long time and can proceed to take action,” he stated when requested in regards to the restoration of Rs 91 lakh by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from a discipline in Samba district following a disclosure by one of many 5 folks arrested in reference to Handwara narco-terrorism case.
The DGP stated police has unearthed quite a few narco-terrorism instances in 2020 and 2021 and each one in all them is being investigated to unveil the conspiracy and produce the culprits to guide.
“Some of the instances which had a widened scale of nexus between terrorists and narco merchants had been transferred to the NIA. They too are probing these instances with full functionality,” he stated.
Singh stated apart from narcotics, weapons together with ready-to-use Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), smuggled from across the border, are being seized earlier than they may land in the arms of terrorists and used in opposition to civilians and safety forces.
“A couple of incidents do happen right here and there however after investigation the accused are being recognized and stern motion is being taken in opposition to them,” he stated, assuring acceptable motion in opposition to terrorists concerned in the grenade assault in Sopore which left two policemen injured.
The police chief stated a befitting response was given to each terror act.
Asked in regards to the current restoration of sticky bombs, he stated such varieties of explosives are a menace as a result of they’ve magnets and may be caught on any metallic floor.
“This is a conspiracy to focus on civilian and safety forces autos. We have seized such bombs and if a few of these have managed to succeed in terrorists, we are going to get better them too,” he stated whereas referring to the restoration of a 7 kg IED in Jammu on February 14 and busting of a terror module in Awantipora space of south Kashmir which was planning to hold out a Pulwama-type assault.
“The fidayeen (suicide bomber) was ready to blow himself however well timed motion prevented the assault…I wish to guarantee that any exercise, whether or not happening the bottom or underground, is being watched and neutralised. We are having a strict watch on them,” the police chief stated.
On the Inter zone sports activities meet-2021, the DGP stated all six zones of the pressure are collaborating in the match.
“About 1000 police personnel, overlaying all wings of police, are collaborating in 30 sports activities actions throughout the match. I’m hopeful that the policemen who’re performing their duties satisfactorily on each entrance will show sportsmanship spirit throughout the match,” he stated.