IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar
IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on the sidelines of a road safety week function in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Monday said the police were working on a multi-dimensional front to prevent local youth from joining militancy and those who motivate and lure youth towards militancy are being booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Talking to media men here, IGP Kashmir said that police have succeeded to a large extent to prevent youth from taking up arms.

“We are working on multi-dimensional fronts to prevent local militant recruitment. Parents’ support is a must. Parents have played a vital role in bringing a large number of boys back. Besides, we were also tracking new recruits through technical surveillance and bringing them back,” the IGP said as per the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

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The IGP said that those who motivate and lure young boys towards militancy are being slapped with PSA.

About the Pulwama encounter, the Kashmir police chief said the two slain were locals and affiliated with the Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit.

He said that the slain were identified as Saqib and Abid who were involved in the killing of police constable Reyaz Ahmad on May 13 at Gudoora, Pulwama.

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