Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Munner Khan on Tuesday visited north Kashmir’s Sopore town and interacted with different group of people at police station tarzoo Sopore.
Khan while, commenting on the controversial ‘human shield’ case, as well as the award given to Major Leetul Gogoi, the man responsible said that the FIR had been lodged, and that it would not be quashed, adding that an investigation into the matter was ongoing.
He added, “Whatever will be the outcome of the investigation is a separate question; but FIR will not be quashed even if Major Gogi has been awarded”.
Pertinently the officer army officer tied a local Kashmiri to a jeep allegedly to deter stone-pelters on 9 April in Budgam during parliamentary poll. The officer was awarded a prestigious commendation card for ‘sustained efforts’ on counter-insurgency operations on Monday. The honour was awarded by Army Chief Bipin Rawat.
While IGP Khan was addressing Civil Society Members and senior and prominent Citizens of Sopore during his day long visit, he said that people’s cooperation is mandatory for helping the police to serve the society in better way.
IGP also said that 90 militants are active in north Kashmir which also includes foreigners, and said Army is as always busy in their job to tackle every infiltration bid.
IGP said that Continuous steps are taken to bring a possible improvement in functioning of state police to serve the people in a better possible way.
He said that his main focus is on youth of state. He has sought people’s cooperation in the fight against social evils in order to save future generations and to work for betterment of society.