RECRUITING people for terrorist organisations will be treated as an act of terror, Jammu and Kashmir DGP R R Swain said on Saturday. He said law enforcement agencies are cracking down on those involved in recruitment for terrorist groups as well as narcotic dealers and smugglers. “Each act of recruitment will be treated as an act of terror. People who incite or facilitate a youngster to join terrorist ranks will be equally liable, if not more. There will be sustained action against people who motivate and recruit,” Swain told reporters after the DGP’s public grievance redressal meeting at the police headquarters here.
“Writers who hide behind the freedom of expression” to incite youth will also be proceeded against, he said and added that the aim of security agencies is that there should be no recruitment to terrorist ranks at all. If anyone has joined terrorist ranks, police try to know about it through their parents, friends and teachers, and also masjid committees.