Kashmir Indepth

Militants trying to damage infrastructure in J&K, DGP says

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said that militants in the valley area trying to damage infrastructure facilities like water and electricity supplies. Singh was replying to questions on the damages caused to a transmission tower in Shopian in South Kashmir by suspected militants this week, media reports said.

“Damaging a tower is an attempt to damage the necessary infrastructure linked to water and electricity supplies that benefit the people so that they are inconvenienced,” DGP was quoted by news agency IANS as saying on the sidelines of a function of the Border Security Force (BSF).

He said steps are being taken to foil any further attempt by the militants to damage the infrastructure in the Valley. “We have taken some steps. I am hopeful that this case will be cracked soon and people involved will be brought to book,” the report quoted DGP as saying.

“Investigation in the truckers’ killings is underway and some important clues are available with us about the case,” Singh said while reacting to the recent killings of truckers in south Kashmir, adding that the police have identified the attackers and measures have been taken to provide security to the truckers and people associated with horticulture from outside the Valley, the report mentioned.

The DGP, however, said that it is not possible to provide security cover in remote areas though he asserted that forces have been deployed in many areas in south Kashmir to prevent such attacks, IANS reported.

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