Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said there is no move to deploy ‘Black Cat’ commandos of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) in counter-militancy operations in the state, and made it clear that the specialised force could be used only in the “gravest of grave” situations, PTI reported.
Complimenting the state police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for their exceptional work in countering militancy, he denied of any move of deploying the elite NSG in counter-militancy operations.
“This is absolutely wrong. The NSG chief had met me recently. God willing, I am sure that we may not have any such situation where we require a specialised force, but may be in the gravest of grave situation, we may request them and that too after consulting the Centre,” Malik said in an interview to PTI here recently.
He was replying to a question whether there was any move to deploy the NSG and that such a proposal was under consideration of the Union Home Ministry.
When asked that some of the NSG commandos were deployed in the Kashmir Valley for training and other purposes, he said, “They have come for training and impart training as well to police personnel, but so far there is no involvement in anti-militancy operations.”
The governor went on to say that the police, Army and the CRPF were doing an exemplary work and come out of every situation in flying colours.
“I must tell you something about the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The Army is doing a fine job in containing infiltration at the border, but the police is working very hard. They are fighting very valiantly. This situation would not have been possible without them.
“See the recent Urban Local Body elections. Not even a bird was harmed. I have been complimented by the central leadership, but the credit definitely goes to the state police,” Malik, who took over in August 23 this year, said.