Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police chief, Dilbag Singh on Saturday said that “huge participation and enthusiasm” among voters and candidates in the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls indicates that the sense of fear has come down in Jammu and Kashmir. He also stated that armed forces have been able to give a much better environment to the people in JK.

Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of the function at SKICC, Director General of Police (DGP) said: “Peace is further getting stabilized and enemies of peace are getting neutralized,” he added.

He added “people have participated in the DDC elections in a big way without any sense of fear. We have not seen that kind of enthusiasm among the voters and the candidates for the last many years, which show that a sense of fear has come down.”

“Sense of enthusiasm, sense of participation in the government activities, democratic process strengthens our faith further that we will be able to bring further better environment for the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” DGP said.

About Shopian gunfight, DGP said that the operation was still on while two militants affiliated with Al-Badr have been killed.

He said that the operation was launched last night in Kanigam village of Shopian in South Kashmir where initially two armed forces personnel were injured and were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

“The lights were installed and two militants were killed the late night. I am told they belong to Al-Badr,” he said.

Asked about the reports regarding damage to the nearby houses at the operation site, DGP said the target house may have been damaged and during the operation, the nearby houses may have suffered damage, adding that he has no confirmation in this regard and will ascertain the facts. (KNO)

 

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