Curbs ‘necessary’ to maintain ‘law and order’, will be reviewed as situation improves: IGP

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Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Thursday termed imposition of restriction on the movement of people and snapping of internet and mobile phones “necessary” to maintain “law and order” in Kashmir Valley following the killing of the popular Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo along with an associate in an encounter with government forces in his hometown Beighpora area of Awantipora yesterday.
Talking to reporters here, as per reports, the top police officer of Kashmir said that curbs on movement as well as restoring telephony and internet would be reviewed “as the situation improves”.
“The restrictions on the movement of people and the internet and phones were necessary to maintain law and order. It will be reviewed as the situation improves,” he said.
Regarding Riyaz Naikoo’s killing, he said Police was searching him for the past 6 months.
He said police, army and CRPF have launched 27 operations and killed 64 militants since January this year in Jammu and Kashmir.
“25 active militants were arrested,” he added.

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