Mumbai: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Monday that at least 22 militants, including 6 top commanders, had been killed in nine separate operations in the past two weeks.
He said that nine Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants were killed in Shopian in the last two days. Four militants were killed in an encounter that took place on Monday morning.
Addressing a press conference here, Singh said, “In the last two weeks, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been carrying out a campaign against terrorists. In the last two days, nine Hizbul Mujahideen militants have been killed. Three of them were top commanders. Several cases were registered against those killing innocent civilians, attacks on police, and security forces.”
“In Awantipora, a vigilante police team arrested people who were preparing new boys to join the insurgency. Three youths were rescued from the clutches of terrorists and handed over to their families. In the last two weeks, Nine major operations were carried out. He said 22 militants including 6 top commanders were killed.
Singh said that three militants who were trying to infiltrate the Nowshera sector in Jammu were killed.
“Another infiltrator was killed in the Kalakot sector. This shows that Pakistan and its agencies are trying to infiltrate the terrorists from all sides,” he said.
Singh said three militants were killed trying to infiltrate the Nowshera sector in Jammu. “Another intruder was killed in the Kalakot sector. This shows that Pakistan and its agencies are trying to infiltrate terrorists from all sides,” he said.
“Our border grid has to remain alert. We have reported that JM terrorists commanded by Pak agencies are developing IEDs. We have alerted all our forces. This is the first time that the launching pads were made by Pakistan in the winter. Were active during. He said that the first terrorist group did not infiltrate the Keran sector on 31 March. They tried to infiltrate but were killed by security forces.
Answering a question on the number of terrorists on the launchpad along the Line of Control (LoC), Singh said: “There is an assessment that the number could be around 150-250 for the Kashmir region and 125-150 for the Jammu region.” “
Singh said that very few terrorists have joined the terrorist numbers this year and most of them have already been neutralized.
“2018-19 was a very successful year due to the successful anti-terrorism operations. Their numbers have come down considerably. They are trying to prepare more local youth … People repealed our role as Article 370 Appreciated. We have not allowed anyone to cast. Under persecution which was widely appreciated by the people.”
A very small number of militants have joined the ranks this year. A large number of them have already been neutralized, ”he said.
(With Agency Inputs)