JAMMU & KASHMIR
Jammu and Kashmir’s director general of police, Dilbag Singh, said that despite the elimination of over 300 terrorists in counter-insurgency operations across the state in 2018, around 300 terrorists still remain active in Kashmir Valley.
“Since its Pakistan-sponsored militancy, they (Pakistan) keep trying to replenish the numbers of militants and this year, infiltration was sizeable. Despite neutralisation of over 300 militants, the figures of remaining active militants in the Valley could be 260 to 300,” he said in response to a query during a press conference on Monday.
Security forces including the army, state police, the Border Security Force, and the Central Reserve Police Force have so far killed 311 terrorists this year in Jammu and Kashmir, much higher than the total count of 213 in 2017
The DGP also said that security forces have initiated several measures to strengthen border grid and in the hinterland and hoped that security forces will be able to get a grip over militancy in the next year.
To former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s allegations of harassment of a family of a militant by police in Jammu, he said that the incident had come to his notice.