Decline in stone pelting in J&K post-NIA raids: CRPF DG

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2017 08:44:39



CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar on Saturday said the investigation and raids being conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into terror funding led to a decline in stone pelting in Kashmir Valley.

“There is an effect following the actions by all the agencies. There is also an effect because of what NIA is doing. The way stone pelting was happening in a coordinated manner, this (NIA raids) will definitely stop that,” Bhatnagar told reporters.
He was asked whether stone pelting had reduced in the valley in the aftermath of the NIA investigation into terror funding.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief visited the District Police Lines in Pulwama in south Kashmir which was stormed by three terrorists on August 26.

While all the three terrorists, belonging to Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) outfit, were killed, four CRPF jawans and four Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel also lost their lives in the nearly 24-hour gunbattle.

NIA working professionally: Jitendra on J&K terror fund probe: THE NIA, which has arrested Kashmiri separatists as part of its probe into terror funding, should be allowed to work in a professional manner, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday.

Singh stated this in response to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s comments on the arrest of separatist leaders by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is investigating terror funding in the Valley. Abdullah had said on Friday that he would accept the NIA raids on separatists as “genuine” only if the probe finds something against them. “NIA is a professional unit, which runs on certain rules,” Minister of State in the PMO Singh said.