J&K police using modern gadgets to counter militants’ plans, says J&K IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar while speaking on the sidelines of full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day says that security forces are taking preventive action against militants. He appeals people of the Valley to participate in Republic Day celebrations.

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Police is using modern gadgets to foil the designs of militants to mount attacks in Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said, as he appealed to the people to participate in the Republic Day functions across the valley.

He was speaking on the sidelines of full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day function at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here.

“Security is beefed on occasions like August 15 or January 26 and night-time patrolling is also undertaken. We also undertake checking and frisking in which we use modern gadgets and we will not allow any (militancy-related) incident,” Kumar told reporters.

The IGP said the security forces counter-plan to whatever the militants plan in the Kashmir valley and they are ready to foil their designs.

“Whatever planning the militants have, we have counter-planning to that and we are ready for it and are taking preventive action,” he said, appealing to the general public to participate in the functions.

Earlier, various contingents, including school children, participated in full dress rehearsal for the parade at the stadium, officials said.

They said the contingents of police and other forces marched past the national flag and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan presided over the parade.

Similar rehearsals were held at other district headquarters in the valley, the officials said.

IGP Vijay Kumar 

Inspector General Vijay Kumar replaced SP Pani as IGP Kashmir on December 28th, 2019.Kumar  is a 1997-batch IPS officer who is the first appointed IGP of the newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir. Kumar has been active in carrying out anti-militancy operations in troubled areas of Kashmir and has received many gallantry awards. In the past he has served with J&K police.

New Delhi | PBNS Bureau