Security Grid Along J&K Highway Being Upgraded


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SRINAGAR – The security grid along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway is being upgraded, following the killing of three militants on Friday, the CRPF said on Saturday.

CRPF DG A.P. Maheshwari stated this at a press conference in Jammu.

On Friday, three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants in a truck who had infiltrated from the international border at Hira Nagar in Kathua were killed in an encounter with government forces on the highway at Nagrota, 20 kilometres from Jammu.

One policeman sustained injuries. Three alleged over ground workers of the militants, including the driver and conductor of the truck were arrested. A large cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered.

Maheshwari said the CRPF responded very promptly during Friday’s encounter. He said there is complete coordination between different security agencies in Kashmir.

“Gunning down the militant module is a big achievement,” he said. “There is a dynamic security system in place.”

He said questioning of the three over ground workers of militants arrested in Nagrota is going on. He said that a low intensity conflict is on Kashmir but the security forces are committed to deal with it.

“Security grid is being improved, zero tolerance towards militancy is a national policy,” he said.

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