J&K police chief warns terrorists to leave policemen’s families alone
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police SP Vaid on Wednesday warned terrorists to leave families of policemen out of conflict.
“This is between police and terrorists and families should not be brought into this conflict,” he told TV channel NDTV in a response to the ransacking of a senior police officer’s house by militants in Shopian district last week and threats to his family members.
He wondered what would be the reaction of terrorists if police started threatening and intimidating their families.
“If the police start doing this, what will happen to their families?” he asked.
A group of heavily-armed terrorists had entered the house of the police officer in Shopian and after ransacking it, warned the family members of serious consequences if the officer did not quit his job.
Terror groups have been issuing threats to policemen in Kashmir not to associate with anti-terrorist operations in the past, but the Shopian incident is the first of its kind.
Sources said the terrorists had justified ransacking by telling the officer’s family that the security forces also did the same to those families who gave shelter to terrorists in the state.