Asserting that the Jammu and Kashmir Police is alert to threats, Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajindra Kumar Saturday said they were prepared to handle any situation. Replying to a question about a recent call from an Al Qaeda leader asking people of Kashmir to “join jehad” instead of continuing with the separatists’ politics of strikes and demonstrations, the DGP said: “We have a sound anti-infiltration and intelligence mechanism on the borders. We are alert to the threat and are prepared to effectively handle any sort of emergency situation.”
After his promotion as DGP, Kumar was on his two-day maiden visit to Jammu to review the law and order situation. Stating that only 10 people (terrorist) might have sneaked into the state this year, he said the level of infiltration had come down compared to last year. He said terrorism has been on the decline with locals not in favour of any violence. He added that locals are coming forward with information about terrorists to help police.