J&K police chief says Geelani's resignation proves failure of separatism

Source :IANS
Author :IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Jun 30th, 2020, 19:57:01hrs

Jammu, June 30 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday that the resignation of veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has proved the failure of separatism in the Union territory.

Speaking to the media during his visit to Rajouri district, Dilbag Singh said separatists are now feeling dejected because of their failure.

"It was the negative approach of the separatists that caused huge loss of life and property in Kashmir. Points mentioned by Geelani in his letter prove this", Singh said.

He said the drone shot down by the BSF near the international border in Kathua district recently had been spotted in the area many times.

He said the weapons consignment recovered from the drone after it was shot down was meant for one Ali Baba who is an active militant in south Kashmir.

The police chief said due to better synergy and coordination between the security forces, 128 militants have been killed so far this year while 48 of them were killed in the month of June.