SRINAGAR: Director general of J&K Police, Dilbagh Singh on Tuesday said former Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani had admitted in a letter sent by him to all constituents of the separatist outfit that the “path chosen by him was wrong and people were using it for personal gains, while the mission they were pursuing has failed.” Geelani, 90, the lifetime chairman of the pro-Pakistan Hurriyat Conference, made a surprise announcement of completely dissociating himself from the 16-party Hurriyat Forum on Monday, alleging lack of accountability and a brewing rebellion in the ranks. Singh, while speaking to reporters after inaugurating the all-women’s police station at Rajouri, said, “Geelani’s letter is an eye-opener. He admitted that they [Hurriyat Conference and
JAMMU: Jammu & Kashmir director general of police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Tuesday rewarded the BSF team that had gunned down a Pakistani hexacopter in Samba border area while the drone was trying to drop arms inside the Indian territory last week. The DGP was touring the border areas to monitor police preparedness in forward locations. A BSF spokesman on Tuesday said that DGP Singh, along with IG, BSF (Jammu), N S Jamwal, visited Samba border area to review the close coordination between BSF, police and other civil agencies in view of the rainy season. The DGP emphasised close coordination between border-defending forces, civil agencies and local police so that the problems and concerns of civilians could be addressed smoothly.
SRINAGAR: Two terrorists belonging to the Jammu Kashmir Islamic State (JKIS), who had killed a four year old boy and a CRPF jawan four days ago, were shot dead in an encounter in the Waghama area of Bijbehera town in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. Director general of J&K Police, Dilbagh Singh confirmed that the slain terrorists were responsible for the June 26 attack on a CRPF patrol team in Bijbehera in which the boy and the jawan were killed. Police have identified one of the JKIS men as Zahid Dass, who had opened fire on the CRPF men. A joint team of J&K Police and the Army’s 03 RR battalion launched a cordon-and-search-operation on Tuesday in Waghama to
SRINAGAR: A top IPS officer has triggered a major controversy in Jammu and Kashmir by filing a police complaint against his own boss, director general police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh. He also requested police to take cognizance of “threats to his life and liberty” without mentioning from whom. Basant Rath, a 2000 batch IPS officer, presently posted as IG (home guards) in J&K, has filed a complaint at the Gandhi Nagar police station in Jammu. Rath, however, has asked SHO-Gandhi Nagar to record his complaint only in the Daily Diary and not lodge an FIR against Singh. “I am not asking you to lodge an FIR against the person mentioned above. I am just asking you to make this letter a
SRINAGAR: Pakistan is trying to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir under the cover of ceasefire violations by its troops along the Line of Control, police chief Dilbagh Singh said on Tuesday. "Pakistan is making efforts to send more Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba cadres into Kashmir. For that, they are trying to use the International Border sector in Jammu or the LoC in Nowshera sector (in Rajouri district)," he said. "Efforts are also being made in Kupwara and Baramulla to push more terrorists into this side under the garb of ceasefire violations. The Army is foiling these efforts there," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the wreath-laying ceremony of a CRPF jawan here. The CRPF jawan was killed during an