“70% of recruits were either eliminated or arrested, shelf life of militants decreased”, “Many times parents don’t know where their kids are. What were they doing where encounter was going on”
Srinagar, Dec 30: DGP Dilbag Singh today revealed that there has been a slight increase in the number of youth joining Militant ranks in comparison to 2019.
“However, the positive aspect is that 70 percent of them were either eliminated or arrested. The shelf life of militants has decreased,” he said during a yearly presser at J&K Police headquarters Jammu.
DGP said there has been a significant decline in militancy-related incidents in 2020 compared to 2018 and 2019.
“225 militants including more than 40 top commanders were killed during this year in J&K,” he said.
Saying that Pakistan has made several attempts to push militants, ” They didn’t sucseed. The cases of infiltration this year is lowest in the last three-four years. So, they had to rely on local recruits & they tried to supply weapons, explosive materials & cash to them through drones, most of these were foiled,” he said.
Reacting to the allegations of parents about fake encounter of their sons in HMT Srinagar, DGP said, “Many times parents don’t know where their kids are. What were they doing where encounter was going on? We will still look into the allegations of the family. If there is anything in it, then we will probe it.”
DGP also said “So far, 15 policemen have lost their lives due to COVID19 while performing their duties. Total 3,500 policemen detected COVID positive so far but most of them have recovered now,” (KNS).