DGP Dilbagh Singh
DGP Dilbagh Singh

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Saturday said that year 2022 was the most peaceful year on the security front compared to the last four years that saw the killing of 56 foreigners among 186 militants.

He also said that 100 youths joined militancy in the year 2022 of which 17 were arrested and the rest were killed in various encounters while only 18 are left.

Addressing the year-ender press conference at Jammu, DGP Singh, as per the news agency KNO, said that compared to the past four years, the year 2022 was the most peaceful on the security front.

“We conducted large-scale anti-militancy operations in which 56 foreigners among 186 militants were killed. The majority of the slain militants were affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad outfits,” the DGP said.

He added, “Almost 100 youth joined militant ranks of which 17 were arrested, remaining were eliminated while just 18 are left who will also be killed soon. We haven’t seen such a lowest local militant recruitment in the past four years.”

He said a huge number of youths who had tread the wrong path were brought back. “Their number can’t be shared,” the DGP said.

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‘Mission Zero Terror’ for 2023

The DGP said that the new year resolution of police for the year 2023 will be ‘Mission Zero Terror’ and the prime focus will be on wiping out the “terror eco-system wherever it exists in J&K.”

J&K Police chief said that 146 militant modules were busted in the year bidding goodbye. “Each module comprised 4 to 5 youth,” he said.

Weapons Seized: DGP Singh said in the year 2022, 188 weapons including AK-47 rifles, 275 pistols, 354 grenades, 61 grenades, 61 IEDs including some ready-to-use that were drone dropped. I congratulate police and other forces for successfully foiling the drone dropping bids of weapons in Jammu region and seizing a huge quantity of weapons,” he said. “There were some unfortunate incidents of blasts in Udhampur but the majority of bids were foiled.”

Security Forces’/Civilian Causalities: DGP Singh said that compared to previous years, forces faced fewer causalities in the year 2022. “14 policemen and 17 security forces personnel were killed in the year 2022, which is the lowest ever. Civilian causalities were also less. There were just 24 law and order incidents (all very mild in nature),” he said.

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Seizure of Vehicles/Houses Used to Support Militancy: The J&K Police chief said that 55 vehicles and 28 houses were seized for being used to support militancy. Similarly, 649 people were booked under PSA for supporting militancy.

On Drugs: “1693 cases were registered and many modules were busted. 212 kgs of heroin, 383 kgs of charas, 12 kgs of brown sugar and a huge quantity of other drugs were seized in the year 2022,” the DGP said.

Crime Cases: The DGP said that 29834 cases of crime were registered in 2023. “Fast track case disposal system was followed. The year 2022 saw 2285 cases of crime against women,” he said.

UPA Cases: DGP Singh said 1350 cases are under investigation. “We have set up SIU in every district for fast-track case disposal,” he said. “SIUs are working under SIA and are doing a great job.”

About TRF/Kashmir Fight Blog: “Both of these are the mouthpieces of ISI. We have investigated almost all the threat cases and won’t spare anyone issuing threats to the minority community and other sections of the society,” he said.

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