NEW DELHI Sixty-one forces personnel and 11 civilians were killed while 142 people were injured in 177 militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the first four months of 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said.
The statement by Sulekha, Director, MHA came in response to an RTI plea filed by social activist Rohit Choudhary of Jammu and Kashmir.
She said that the injured included 73 forces force personnel and 69 civilians.
Earlier, General Officer Commanding in Chief (GoC-In-C), Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said 86 militants were killed this year in the state and vowed that operations against the ultras will continue.
“During this year, we have neutralised 86 militants so far. Twenty militants were also apprehended. Our operations against militants will continue. A number of militants have been brought back to the mainstream with the help of their parents, teachers and senior citizens,” Lt Gen Sinbh had said at a function in Udhampur last Monday.
He also said 450 militants were operating in Jammu and Kashmir and the militants infrastructure across the Line of Control (LoC) was intact with the full support of Pakistan as 16 militant camps were operating in the neighbouring country and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK).