Pak will make more intrusion bids: DGP

Pak will make more intrusion bids: DGP

20 January 2010
The Daily Excelsior


JAMMU: Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda today said the State police will have a bigger role to play in the days to come and for this five new battalions have been raised which will roll out in August-September this year. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function after inaugurating a three-storey building for the office of Special Operations Group (SOG) Jammu, Mr Khoda said the police personnel of five newly raised battalions are under training and they are expected to roll-in by August-September. 'Police will have to play a bigger role in the coming days in the State', Mr Khoda, flanked by IGP Jammu Ashok Gupta, DIG Jammu Farooq Khan and SSP Jammu Basant Rath, said. Defence Minister A K Antony during his recent visit to the State had called for strengthening police force for a bigger role in anti-militancy operations in view of troop cut. To a question, the State police chief said there had been no input of Al-Qaeda presence in the State. He said Abdullah Sani alias Dawood Khan, killed in an encounter with Army and police in Mendhar a day before, was a Jaish commander and co-ordinator of all militant outfits. Asserting that Pakistan was making all out attempts to push infiltrators into the State from both Line of Control (LoC) as well as International Border (IB), Mr Khoda said all such intrusion bids have been foiled by Army and police. 'Infiltration attempts have taken place on both LoC and IB in both regions of Jammu and Kashmir. Security forces have foiled them', he maintained but cautioned that Pakistan would step up intrusion bids and 'we have to be on a very high alert in the coming days'. 'Pakistan will not rest. They will continue to make attempts to push militants. Our forces are required to be on a very high alert to foil all such bids', Mr Khoda said. Pointing out that some infiltration attempts on the IB were aimed at disrupting Republic Day celebrations in Jammu, he expressed confidence that the celebrations will pass off peacefully. 'It will be a good Republic Day', he said, adding police have made all necessary security arrangements to ensure that the militants didnít succeed in disrupting the Republic Day celebrations. He sought peopleís co-operation in making Republic Day function peaceful. | home | state | national | business| editorial | advertisement | sports | photogallery | | international | weather | mailbag | suggestions | search | subscribe | send mail |


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