No change in militants' intentions: JK Police chief
Attributing the constantly dwindling number of militants to "better coordination and synergy" among security agencies, Jammu and Kashmir police chief Kuldeep Khoda on Wednesday said there has been no "intentional and capability changes" from across the border and "continuous infiltration attempts" were being made by the perpetrators of terrorism.india Updated: Dec 06, 2011 16:51 IST
Attributing the constantly dwindling number of militants to "better coordination and synergy" among security agencies, Jammu and Kashmir police chief Kuldeep Khoda on Wednesday said there has been no "intentional and capability changes" from across the border and "continuous infiltration attempts" were being made by the perpetrators of terrorism.
"We have made much improvement in our methodology. Sophisticated operative procedure has been adopted to deal with any situation but there is no input for any intentional and capability changes from across the line and continuous attempts (by militants) are being made to infiltrate into Indian side," Khoda told reporters in Jammu.
The Director General of Police, who was the chief guest in the 49th Raising Day function of Home-guards and Civil Defence organisations, however, claimed there has been 47-48% fall in militancy related incidents till November end this year and it was due to the improved border management vis-à-vis the role being played by the Army and the para-military forces with active cooperation from local populace.
"There is fall in militancy-related incidents from 350 in 2010 to 185 this year up to November ending. It shows nearly 47-48% decline. There is also a dip in other militancy related parameters this year," he said.
The DGP maintained that the credit of "significant improvement" in overall situation went to forces, including police, army and para-military personnel who were working in better coordination and synergy.
"People too are cooperating fully with security forces because they are fed up with violence and instability. They want stability. They want education for their children. They want a secure environment," he said.
He, however, maintained the infiltration bids were still being made from across the border and instructions were being given to them (militants) to enter the state.
He said the "border management has been intensified" and borders were alert to thwart any "nefarious designs of the anti-nationals".
Asked about the 'curfew' imposed in some parts of Kashmir Valley ahead of Muharram processions, the DGP said there was no curfew in the Valley but "restrictions" had been imposed in some vulnerable areas for smooth and incident free processions.
He however refused to comment on the raging debate over partial revocation of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state.
On the possession of passports with the militants entering the Indian territory from across the border, the DGP said, "number of incidents were reported and there is nothing new in it but action will be taken as per the law."
First Published: Dec 06, 2011 16:42 IST