KNB News Desk
Srinagar 22 March (KNB): Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Monday said while responding to one of the questions from a reporter during the press conference that there are 200 militants active in the valley.
While responding to a question about the likely increase in militant activities as summer is coming, Kumar said that Pakistan would try to maintain the infiltration across the border, and there is no doubt in that. “They might try different ways to get in, but we are alert. As far as attacking of Nakas by militants is concerned, there are still 200 militants active in the valley,” said Kumar.
He also added that to expect there would not be any activity from the militant side, it would be wrong to assume that. “We try to stop a large number of militants by the preventive intelligence, but whoever gives a try he will be neutralized,” Kumar said.
IGP said that as far as the security grid is concerned — Army, CRPF and Police all are on the job.
He also said that the focus would be on making local militants surrender, whether during an encounter or before.
However, Kumar also said that stone pelting is a larger issue as it hampers the working of institutions, tourism, business, and others compared to militancy. “We aren’t much affected by militancy rather than the disturbance in law and order due to stone pelting because it involves the society,” said IGP. (KNB)