Terror groups operating from Pak greater threat than ISIS: State police chief

  • | Friday | 15th March, 2019

“The propaganda by these organisations in most cases is based on false premises that has to be addressed and is being addressed. Anything that is brought to our notice, we try and counsel the youths and ensure that they are stopped from joining such organisations. Our effort is to ensure that if anything is brought to our notice, we take action as per law.”The officer reiterated that the main threat continues from terror groups based in neighbouring country, Pakistan.The senior IPS officer pointed out that the internet has served as a method of carrying out propaganda. People are aware of this and I am confident that this (the issue) will be tackled in proper manner.”The officer also acknowledged the challenges posed by the extremist elements at the domestic front resulting from different ideologies and said his force is equipped and ready to handle anything and everything that comes its way.However, the officer refused to answer some specific questions related to the concept of urban naxalism. Aurangabad: Maharashtra state police chief Subodh Kumar Jaiswal during his maiden visit to the city on Thursday said that terrorist activities by groups operating from Pakistan are greater concern than the ISIS Jaiswal, a 1985-batch IPS officer, has served with country’s premier external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), maintained that all sorts of extremism, including domestic ones, are a challenge before the law agencies and appropriate measures are being taken to tackle them in accordance with law.Speaking with TOI, Jaiswal said “As far as we are concerned, for us terrorism from groups across the border is a major challenge.”Speaking about the menace of global terror outfit ISIS, the top-cop said the organisation is based out of middle-east in war torn areas and there have been number of misguided youths (from our country) who joined this terrorist organisation, “But I would say that the number has been miniscule,” Jaiswal said.Elaborating on the strategy of agencies in dealing with the youths, who are on the verge of falling to the trap of extremist organisations, he said, “They (youths) have to be dealt with in a systematic manner.

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