Jammu and Kashmir police carried out raids and rounded up several persons across the erstwhile state, who were allegedly found to be in contact with militant commanders, local media reported.
Quoting unidentified officials, the newspaper reported: “J-K Police both in Kashmir and Jammu division have raided the residences and work places of such people and investigations with regard to the level of their involvement are underway. As on today dozens of suspects have been picked up across J-K.”
The arrests come after a rise in the fatal attacks in Kashmir. As per officials, many target killings have been instigated from across the border using “local hybrid terrorists”.
As per the official, DGP J-K Dilbag Singh has passed “unambiguous and very strong directions to all formations that anyone found in touch with any such entity in Pakistan or in any other country should be taken to task and the policy of zero tolerance of such anti-national activity has to be more strictly imposed”.