Challenging task ahead for J&K police in Rajouri-Poonch range as Pak eyeing disruption of peace; Intelligence grid in alert mode
(POONCH TODAY NEWS)
POONCH/RAJOURI: The twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri are once again in the news, this time due to Pakistan’s desire to disrupt the peaceful Poonch-Rajouri belt, as evidenced by recent incidents. It is important to mention here that during the last one and a half years, some terrorism related incidents occurred in Rajouri and Poonch districts.
The latest Dhangri incident in Rajouri, the stone pelting incident at the houses of minority community members , and the recovery of wrong materials, including printed ones, a few days ago from different places in Poonch district show that Pakistan has planned something big to disturb the border region again. Security forces, on the other hand, are in a state of alert as a massive drive has been launched to identify those involved in the ecosystem of terrorism. A few days ago, ADGP Mukesh Singh also visited Rajouri to get first hand information about the security concerns in the Rajouri-Poonch range after the Dhangri incident. ADGP Mukesh Singh also chaired a meeting of security agencies for the formulation of a strategy to counter the design of anti national forces. As the government has launched anti-encroachment drives to retrieve state lands at different places, there are reports that anti national forces may use the affected people and create an atmosphere of unrest for the government, as was evident from a threat letter issued by a terrorist organization, a few days back after the Malik market stone pelting episode in Jammu. On the other hand, during a recent visit to Poonch, a top Army officer appealed to members of civil society to wage an all-out war against “Drug terrorism.” He stated that the main threat to the people of Poonch and Rajouri is drugs, as Pakistan has been using this tactic to ruin the futures of young people and direct them to participate in various anti-India activities by using drugs. Both the twin border districts are facing many challenges, from drugs to terrorism, but the intelligence network of the J&K police has failed to detect those involved in the drug mafia, barring the arrest of a few small fish. Continuous wrongdoing incidents are an indication that forces inimical to peace want to disturb Poonch, Rajouri districts again, and it’s high time that the police, other security agencies, and intelligence agencies adopt a proactive approach to defeating the anti national design of such forces. There are also ground reports that the absence of some courageous and action oriented police officers in the region has raised the morale of anti-national forces, who are playing their negative role against the nation openly. Whether it was the Dhangri incident, stone pelting incidents, or the recovery of grenades and related printed materials in the region, it shows that the morale of Pak stooges is high, and it’s a big security concern for the future. Locals opined that a strong and full-fledged war against the drug mafia and various forms of terrorism is necessary in the region; else, a slight weak response will further increase the confidence of stooges of Pakistan, and for that, placing strong police officers in the region is necessary for the government. It is pertinent to mention here that J&K police, the army, and intelligence agencies played a remarkable role in the elimination of militancy from this border region, but some terrorism related incidents during the last two years show that Pakistan is desperate to revive terrorism in the Poonch-Rajouri belt. The security forces have been trying their best to foil the designs of Pakistan and its stooges operating here. The intelligence grid in the region is also in alert mode. According to recent incidents, DIG R-P Range, SSP Rajouri, and SSP Poonch face a difficult task in ensuring a peaceful environment with the available resources by strongly challenging all anti-national forces whose main goal is to disrupt the nationalist and border Poonch-Rajouri range again.