April 2016 News

200 Militants Active In Kashmir, Claims CRPF

9 April 2016
The Tribune (Chandigarh)

Srinagar: The seniormost officer of the CRPF today said at least 200 militants were active in Kashmir. 'A majority of nearly 200 active militants are locals,' Special Director General of the CRPF (J&K) SK Bhagat told reporters today on the sidelines of the Valour Day celebrations-2016 at Humhama. 'We have been able to neutralise a large number of militants in recent past, including many members of the Burhan Wani group,' the Special DG added. On inputs that Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Dujana was planning to carry more attacks, Bhagat said security forces were ready for any challenge in militancy. Dujana was the mastermind of the attack on the Entrepreneurship Development Institute at Sempora in Pampore on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. 'All security agencies are ready for any challenge and the militants will be neutralised,' he said, adding that the CRPF is always well prepared to counter all kinds of internal security issues. On the NITcontroversy, the CRPF officer said they were operating under the directions of the police. On the occasion, officers and personnel of the CRPF, deployed in the Kashmir valley, were felicitated with internal security medals, DG's commendation disc and appreciation letters for their excellence in operational duties of internal security.