SRINAGAR: The police in 100 encounters in Jammu and Kashmir in 2021 have killed 182 militants, including 44 top ultras, DGP Dilbag Singh informed on Friday. Infiltration has come down this year and only 34 militants have managed to cross border, he added.
As many as 497 people have been booked under UAPA in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh also added that 9 JeM militants involved in attack on police bus in Pantha Chowk have been killed in last 24 hours. Talking about youngsters joining militant ranks, he said, “134 youngsters joined militant ranks in Jammu and Kashmir in 2021 and 72 of them have been neutralised, 22 arrested,” he said.
On Hyderpora operation, Singh said, “We have made it clear that the operation was transparent. We feel hurt about the utterances.” A Pakistani militant and three other persons were killed in Hyderpora on November 15 and the police had claimed that all the slain men had links to militancy. The families of the three, alleging foul play, had said they were innocent, prompting the police to order the inquiry.