KG News Desk

Srinagar, June 25:  Jammu and Kashmir’s top cop on Sunday said the “enemy” has nefarious designs to destroy school buildings in the Valley so that children abandon their studies.

“We wanted to ensure that the (school) building is safe, because the enemy has a nefarious design that the school buildings are destroyed and children have nothing to study and ultimately abandon their studies, which we will ensure that no such thing happens,” he told reporters here.

He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony of a CRPF officer killed in the attack by militants on a road opening party of the force on Srinagar- Jammu Highway at Pantha Chowk yesterday.

The militants then took refuge inside the school premises.

The DGP said the operation to flush out the militants was getting prolonged because of the size of the building.

“There are 36 rooms, the building is huge. So, it has to be searched floor by floor, room by room,” he said, adding the building where the militants are holed up was located.

Asked whether the forces were using drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets to help flush out the militants, the top cop said, “We will use whatever equipment we have”.