Two militants still hiding in the area: IGP Kashmir
Srinagar, Nov 16: Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) Muneer Ahmad Khan Thursday said the operation in Kund and Waltengu Nar area of Kulgam district continues as two militants are still hiding in the area.
Khan, while addressing a press conference here, said they had specific information about the presence of a group of six militants of LeT and Hizb in the area.
“We started the operation which still continues. We have apprehended three militants while one was killed on the very first day. Also we lost one army Jawan in the operation. We have information about two militants still hiding in the area. So the search operation is on,” he said.
The IGP, flanked by officers of Army and CRPF, said that Pakistan was using social media to recruit militants in Kashmir. “Pakistan had started a social media campaign to lure youth to join militancy.
He identified the arrested militants as Atta Mohammad Malik, Shams ul Wiqar and Bilal Sheikh. He said that Atta was arrested in injured state and is presently under treatment in a hospital.
IG CRPF at the occasion said there is a greater synergy between all the security forces to conduct anti-militancy operations.
Army Sector Commander Sachin Malik said they will continue the Operations till the militancy is here. He said Army will calibrate on application of force during the encounters and post encounter situations. SSP Kulgam Shridhar Patil was also present at the press briefing.
He said that around 17 youth have joined militancy in the last four months. (KNS)