Not possible to provide security to all soft targets: IGP

Srinagar, Oct 16 : Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar on Saturday said ensuring security to all soft targets is not possible but asserted that the police knows how to handle the situation.
Kumar said there is no breach in the security grid whatsoever, “What the politicians are claiming about the peace in Jammu and Kashmir, their job is to keep saying… We are a professional force, only the doctor knows how to treat a patient,” he added.
The IGP told the media here militants attack soft targets and this was despite no lapse in the security set up. “I am saying it time and again, police knows how to tackle the situation. It is not possible to provide security to every soft target.
“We have identified the militants responsible in the recent civilian killings,” he said, adding “two have been neutarilised and three others will soon meet the same fate.”
He said: “After pharmacisit M.L. Bindroo’s killing I stated that we are doing our best to maintain peace and continue to do so.”
The IGP said two militants, who were killed on Friday were part of the militant group which killed two teachers Supinder Kour and Deepak Chand at Eidgah-Sangam in outskirts of Srinagar last week.
“We know Mehran fired from pistol and these two were also there, they were corroborators,” he said and added altogether five militants were involved in the crime.
On the ongoing operation in Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, he said: “ Last night, Awantipora police received information that two militants were hiding there. A cordon was laid with army and CRPF. We provided them (militants) opportunity to surrender which they refused.”
He said the building where the militants were hiding is a concrete three-story structure. “There was MGL firing. The operation is going on and we are searching the debries.”
He said from October 8, 2021 nine encounters took place during which eleven militants were neuterilized.


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