Jammu and Kashmir police Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said preliminary investigations have revealed that Jaish-e-Muhammad, a militant outfit, carried out the Nowgam attack in which two cops were killed on Friday.
Mr. Singh said that the police are in the process of identifying the attackers and “will act against the attackers soon.”
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of wreath-laying ceremony the killed policemen, in Budgam, who were identified as Fayaz Ahmed and Ishfaq Ayoub, the DGP Singh said that police was 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.
The DGP Singh said that militants always try to target police and forces and at times they succeed. “Such attacks are carried when the situation shows improvement in Kashmir. Our neighbour cant 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. While paying tributes to the killed cops, he said that they were deployed to ensure smooth conduct of tomorrow’s function. “At times, we have to bear such incidents,” Mr. Singh said as per KNO.
Asked whether more security arrangements will be done in Srinagar as today’s attack came just a day ahead of the I-Day functions, the DGP Singh said security across Kashmir and Srinagar will be further strengthened. “We will use drones and CCTV fitted vehicles besides physical deployment of our men,” he added. (KNO)