‘Local militants have gone into hiding after successful interventions by security forces’
Srinagar, Aug 30: Saying that no high alert has been sounded in Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Range, Munir Khan Wednesday said that the forces were directed to remain cautious after Pulwama attack.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a cleanliness drive at the police control room complex here, IGP said, “No high alert has been sounded in Kashmir but following the Pulwama encounter we have directed our jawans and officers to remain vigilant.”
He said that as being the head of the Police department Kashmir, its stands his responsibility to tell the officers and jawans to remain cautious. “It is part of our drill,” Khan said.
Khan also said that the local militants have gone into hiding after successful interventions by security forces and are now giving space to the foreign militants.
“After the successful actions by the forces which led to the killing of top Hizb and Lashkar commander, the local militants have now gone into the hiding to survive and are giving space to the foreign militants,” he said, adding that as per the reports, the local militants have gone to higher reaches.
He said that earlier the local militants were roaming freely but it has stopped now.
Meanwhile, asked about the reports that militants have stopped using mobile phones to avoid getting traced, IGP said that militancy in Kashmir is ongoing since 90’s when there no mobile phone were existing and during that time, the militants were also being neutralised.
“The work doesn’t stop with such things. If one thing closes, another opens up and we work on it,” he said. (KNS)