IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that that police have received a tip-off about the presence of Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) chief Abbas in Chanapora area of Srinagar after which an alert has been sounded.

“We received inputs about Lashkar (TRF) chief Abbas’s presence in Chanapora area of Srinagar. An alert has been sounded and active vigil is being maintained,” IGP Kashmir told a press conference at Srinagar.

He said frisking has been intensified and all means of intelligence are in active mode.

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During the press brief, the IGP Kumar added that stone pelting will not be tolerated at any cost, stating that 39 youth who indulged in creating law and order issues in Srinagar have been arrested of which 15 will be slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA).

“Let me clarify that we will not allow stone pelting at any cost. We have arrested 39 stone pelters who indulged in stone pelting in Srinagar recently. 15 of them will be booked under PSA,” he said while replying to a query during press conference at PCR Srinagar.

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To a query about Lawaypora, Srinagar encounter in which three ‘militants were killed’, he said that “Police have evidence, both technical and human and the same will be produced before the Court soon.”

Pertinently, families of the trio killed in Lawaypora had contested police claims, saying that their sons “were innocent and not militants.”

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