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Security agencies probing Amarnath yatra attack: GoI

July 13, 2017 08:53 PM

Srinagar, Jul 13 (KNS): The Centre government Wednesday said that investigation into the attack on Amarnath yatries in Anantnag by security agencies is going on and the mastermind behind the attack will be nabbed soon.

Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that security agencies are investigating the attack and the government will go by the probe of the agencies.

The investigation into the attack is being done. Instead of jumping into conclusions, the issue should be left to the wisdom of the security agencies. The last word should come from the security experts

“The investigation into the attack is being done. Instead of jumping into conclusions, the issue should be left to the wisdom of the security agencies. The last word should come from the security experts. The security agencies and the DGP could share within a few hours that they have identified the main person behind it,” Singh, Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, told reporters here.

The union minister complimented the people of Kashmir and the government of the state for condemning and standing up with the victims and their families.

“We have to compliment the civil society and the people Kashmir and entire state. This time there was no selective and apologetic condemnation.

On UJC and LeT condemning the attack, Singh said: “I think this is healthy. This is one good thing that has happened out of this bad incident that nobody has been apologetic about condemning it,” he said in reply to a question.

According to KNS correspondent, Union minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir said that the government has decided that Road Opening Parties will patrol the highway for more hours till late in the night.

Ahir said that the security agencies have been asked to plug the loopholes

“We have directed security agencies to plug the loopholes, if there are any. The security measures are adequate and if the need arises, more measures can be taken.

Ahir lauded the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for handling the situation. “Chief Minister met the injured and the whole country has been inspired by her handling the situation and visiting the injured at the hour of grief. The country saw how a chief minister fulfilled her responsibility. The Prime Minister made quick arrangements for lifting the injured to their states,” he said.

He said that the two patients at SKIMS are stable.

“The doctors at SKIMS are doing a good job. All the injured are stable,” he said.

On the arrangements discussed in review meetings, the minister said that Road Opening party time will be extended.

“Checking of every vehicle, no vehicle without registration to be allowed, these arrangements have been discussed. The drivers will be given a note that if something happens they should call,” he said.

On youth joining militancy, Jitendra Singh said that the society in Kashmir has a role to play to counsel its children.

“The society, elders, religious or social leaders have to make sure not to let the children go astray. Those who are instigating youth to take up guns or stones, why don’t they first offer their own children to take to gun. The protagonists who are provoking youth for send their own children in safe havens and they are making the best of all the avenues available both in the government as well as outside. If they were so honest protagonists, could they have not set an example by first giving guns in the hands of their own children? This is what the society has to tell, not the government alone,” he said. (KNS)

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