Jammu: A complete of 76 militants, together with 55 foreigners, have been neutralised, 291 associates arrested and 201 overground employees booked underneath the Public Security Act in Jammu and Kashmir this 12 months, Director Normal of Police R R Swain mentioned on Saturday.
Swain additional mentioned that solely 31 native militants– an all time low – are left within the J&Ok, whereas the recruitment of locals into militancy has witnessed a drop of 80 per cent this 12 months.
“In 48 anti-terrorist operations, we now have neutralised 76 terrorists, together with 55 foreigners. The pattern of international terrorists getting killed extra beginning in 2022 and continued this 12 months, making it clear that our precise combat is in opposition to infiltrators,” he mentioned, asserting that the anti-militancy operations will proceed subsequent 12 months with extra vigour.
He mentioned there are 31 recognized native militants– 4 in Jammu area’s Kishtwar and 27 within the valley – who’re lively and the quantity is at an all-time low.
“There may be an 80 per cent decline in terror recruitment this 12 months. Yr-on-year comparability reveals that 130 locals joined terrorism in 2022 and this 12 months, until date the quantity is 22. We’ll attempt to cease the recruitment utterly which is crucial to finish the cycle of violence.
“When there may be recruitment, motion occurs and the fallout follows, persevering with the cycle. I’m seeing the decline in recruitment as saving 113 individuals from getting killed this 12 months,” he mentioned.
The DGP mentioned that in opposition to 31 civilian killings by terrorists final 12 months, the quantity dropped to 14 this 12 months and the terror-related incidents declined from 125 in 2022 to 46 in 2023, recording a drop of 63 per cent.
“4 policemen together with a DSP and an inspector have been martyred this 12 months, in opposition to 14 final 12 months, thus recording a 71 per cent decline,” he mentioned.
He mentioned 291 terror associates, who present logistic help, work as guides and establish targets, have been arrested this 12 months in comparison with 373 final 12 months.
“We’ve strengthened the file constructing and surveillance system by utilising expertise and a repeat offender can now be simply recognized and ensured a most sentence,” he added.
The DGP mentioned 201 overground employees (OGWs) – 171 in Kashmir and the remainder in Jammu zone – have been detained underneath the PSA, whereas 89 terror modules, together with 78 in Kashmir and 11 in Jammu, have been busted this 12 months.
Swain mentioned 18 terrorist hideouts have been unearthed with 12 within the valley and 6 in Jammu area.
He mentioned 99 properties, linked to terrorism and separatism, value greater than Rs 170 crore, have been hooked up together with 57 by the State Investigation Company. Apart from, a number of financial institution accounts have been frozen along with the restoration of money, he added.
He mentioned police recognized 8,000 faux social media accounts, largely working from exterior the nation and applicable authorized motion in opposition to all these have been ensured.
He mentioned the strike calls and stone-pelting proceed to indicate a downward pattern and in comparison with 2021-22, this 12 months it was the bottom. “There was zero response to organised strike calls from separatists and terrorists working from throughout the border, giving a silent endorsement from a typical man who desires peace and improvement.”
The DGP mentioned the society is not going to be allowed to stay hostage to a handful of sections and motion in opposition to such parts is inevitable.
Swain mentioned the general safety setting in Jammu and Kashmir has improved, paving method for profitable conduct of various vital occasions like three-day nationwide convention on authorized providers and G20 Tourism Working Group assembly in Srinagar, Amarnath yatra and Muharram procession after a niche of 34 years, apart from Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress.
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