Top Kashmir police officer calls for new mechanisms to neutralize remaining militants in Kashmir

The Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Wednesday directed officers to adopt new mechanisms to ensure the neutralization of remaining militants during his visit to the South Kashmir districts of Shopian and Pulwama. 

The ADGP Kashmir instructed the officers to focus on gathering human intelligence (Humint) and to collaborate with security forces in launching anti-terrorist operations. He emphasized the importance of taking preventive legal measures to curb recruitment into terrorist ranks. Each police officer in the district was assigned to work on different terror modules under the close supervision of the district SSP.

The district police chief of Shopian briefed the ADGP on the modified joint area domination and zero terror plan. 

At Pulwama, the ADGP held a meeting with the DIG Police, Commanding Officers of 182 and 183 Battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and the district police chief Pulwama. He commended the officers for their efforts in eradicating the remnants of terrorism and urged them to continue working together to conduct precision-based operations. 

The ADGP stressed the need for special teams and innovative mechanisms to ensure the neutralization of terrorists.

The SSP Pulwama received specific directions to identify and take strict action against Over Ground Workers (OGWs) involved in the recent recruitment of two individuals into terror ranks in the district.

During the meetings, an overview of the districts was provided, and specific guidelines were issued to the officers to achieve targeted outcomes. 

In addition to the security measures already in place, the ADGP directed additional measures to prevent terror incidents. The meeting also addressed the identification of hybrid terrorists and discussed appropriate actions to be taken against them.

The ADGP highlighted the importance of strengthening police-public relations and adopting a service-oriented policing approach. These measures are aimed at gaining the confidence and trust of the general public.