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Terror incidents down by 25% in J&K: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said terror incidents have come down by over 25 percent in the current year and special emphasis is being laid on latest technology and weaponry to meet the challenge of militancy.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said terror incidents have come down by over 25 percent in
the current year and special emphasis is being laid on latest
technology and weaponry to meet the challenge of militancy.

"During 2008, the militancy related violence came down
by 35 percent as compared to the 2007 while during this year
the terror violence has dropped by over 25 percent," DGP
Kuldeep Khoda said today.

He said professional skills of police have helped in
restoration of peace and normalcy in the state.

Khoda said police with the assistance of security forces
eliminated more than 50 self-styled commanders of different
outfits during various anti-militancy operations this year.

In order to strengthen the security grid and to
successfully face the challenge of militancy, Khoda said
special emphasis is being laid to equip the security wing with
the latest weaponry, mobility and security gadgets.

"During the year, for this purpose, more than Rs 5.38
crore have been spent. Likewise, to introduce latest
information technology and to provide electronic equipment to
police officers, more than Rs 1.23 crore have been spent
during the period," Khoda said.

He said a state-of-art IT centre with Internet mail
portal and conferencing facility has been made functional at
police headquarters in Jammu and Srinagar.

The DGP said police headquarters will be connected with
other states of the country shortly with the help of this IT
centre.

PTI