180 Militants, 55 Security Personnel Killed In 75 Ops This Year: DGP

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have killed 180 militants of different outfits in 75 anti-militancy operations across the Valley this year.

Addressing a news conference at Police Control Room Srinagar here on Monday, Director General of Police J&K Dilbagh Singh said that 75 anti-militancy operations were conducted this year in which 180 militants were killed.

“All the operations against militants conducted this year were clean and conducted in a professional manner barring one that of Batamaloo where a woman lost her life,” Singh said.

Asked whether Lashkar and other militants are trying to set their foot again in Srinagar city given killing of Lashkar’s top commander and his aide in Barzulla gunfight, the DGP said that this year eight encounters took place in the city in which 18 militants including a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander were killed.

“Whenever any militant outfit tries to establish its base in Srinagar, we successfully corner the militant with the help of our intelligence and other sources,” the DGP said.

On how many militants are active in Srinagar, the DGP said at present only one militant is active in the city who is involved in a couple of attacks. “We will bring him to justice very soon,” Singh said.

About how many security forces personnel were killed this year, he said police lost 19 men and CRPF 21. “Army lost 15 soldiers and majority of them were killed on the LoC,” the DGP said.

Replying to a query as to how many youth were brought back after joining militancy this year, he said with the help of their parents and hard work of police, 26 youth, who had joined militancy were reunited with their families.

Asked whether police were sending the youth who shun militancy to outside J&K, the DGP said no youth has been sent out of UT.

On whether there was any rehabilitation policy for the youth who quit militancy, he said: “Officially there is no policy as yet. When there is one, details will be shared.”


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