No fresh recruitment of local youth joining militant ranks in J&K: DGP Dilbag Singh


Srinagar:Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said there have been no reports of any fresh recruitment of local youth joining militant ranks in the state, where life is returning to normal.

The DGP also said there are some incidents of terrorists threatening fruit dealers in south Kashmir against collecting fruits but police is aware of the situation and “our job is to facilitate the process and ensure that no one is able to harass them”.

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“There have been no reports of any fresh local recruitment among the militant ranks. Some youth had been misled (in the past) and in a fit of anger gone astray, and we have been able to bring many of them back,” Singh told reporters here.

He said there are some reports of infiltration and “we recently saw two Pakistani terrorists apprehended by the Army in Gulmarg sector”.

On September 4, the Army said Pakistan is pushing infiltrators into Kashmir to carry out terrorist activities and create a disturbance while playing video clips showing two Pakistani nationals associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group — Mohammad Khalil and Mohammad Nazim of Rawalpindi — who were arrested in Gulmarg sector on August 21.

On the prevailing situation in the Valley, the police chief said, “Life is returning towards normalcy and people are going about their activities with school and offices open.”