While denying the use of Armed Forces Special Powers Act during anti-militant operations, IG CRPF, S S Sindhu, on Saturday claimed that the number of active militants in South and North Kashmir is not more than 100, a count that contradict with the earlier statements of Police and Army institutions.
While talking to Media on the sidelines of a function in South Kashmir’s Kokernag area, IG CRPF expressed his satisfaction over the current prevailing situation in the Valley. “Kashmir has changed very much, peace is prevailing in the valley, tourists are visiting and for this whole credit goes to general public that cooperated with security agencies in fighting against the evil designs of Pakistan.” IG said.
He said, “Militancy in the valley has reached to its minimum possible level as compared to nineties as around 100 militants are active in south and North of the valley excluding the OGWs.”
However, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief on 5th November of this year had claimed that the number of active militants in the valley is around 250; while as 15 Corps General Officer Commanding Lt General Om Prakash in Srinagar on July 17 claimed the number of active militants in valley as 300.