Assembly: 259 Militants/Suspects Arrested since 2013

   

Zafar Aafaq

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Militant poses with gun as he was arrested during an encounter in Rafiabad area of North Kashmir.
Militant poses with gun as he was arrested during an encounter in Rafiabad area of North Kashmir. (KL file Image)

From last three years, government has arrested 259 militants including suspects.

According to the government estimates, during last three years and the current year up to 12th May, the 259 arrested included 11 foreigners.

The details were given by Home Department in a written reply to BJP MLA Sat Paul Sharma in Legislative Assembly.

According to the estimates, government has recovered different types of arms, ammunition accessories from the arrested militants from Ist January 2013 to 19th May 2015.

The government claims to have recovered total number of2058 ammunition recovered during this period. Out of which the government has recovered 1963 AK 47/56/74 Rifles from militants and 271 pistols and revolvers.

The number of weapons recovered during this period is 106 which include Ak-47/56/74 Rifles, Pistols/Revolvers, SLR, and UBGLs.

The government claims to have recovered 116 magazines of different weapons from the militants.

The explosive material recovered from militants which include IEDs Grenades, Detonators AT Mines UBGL throwers. Their number that government claims to have recovered from militants is 120.

Government has also recovered communication equipment and accessories like wireless set, radio set, satellite phone, Binoculars, Sim cards, matrix sheet, compass, IED wire.

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