Jaish behind Nowgam attack: DGP Dilbagh Singh
Srinagar, Aug 14 (KINS): Stating that Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit has carried out the Nowgam attack in which two cops were killed, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said that anti-militancy operations will be intensified in the days ahead.
According to news agency KINS while talking to reporters on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of two slain policemen who were identified as Fayaz Ahmed and Ishfaq Ayoub, the DGP said that initial investigations have revealed that Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit is behind the attack.
The DGP said that police were busy with the extended deployment in Srinagar and city outskirts in view of the Independence Day. “Unfortunately, militants found a chance to attack a joint party of SSB and police at Nowgam in which two policemen were killed and another one injured, who is being treated at the hospital,” he said.
DGP Singh said that such attacks are carried out when the situation shows improvement in Kashmir. “Our neighbour (Pakistan) can’t tolerate peace prevailing in the Valley and keeps trying to carry out acts like the one today, to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere,” he said, adding that “our efforts to strengthen the peace will continue.”
The J&K Police chief said that anti-militancy operations will be intensified in the days ahead.
The DGP Singh said that in view of the August 15 celebrations, security across Kashmir and Srinagar will be further strengthened. (KINS)