In Last 4 Years, Police Killed Less Identified, More Unidentified Militants

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Funeral of a militant in this KL file Image
Funeral of a militant in this KL file Image

In a revelation that has the capacity to revive the ‘unmarked graves’ story, the state home department has revealed that in last four years, it killed more unidentified militants than those it identified later.

Offering details it said the forces killed 200 militants since 2013 but failed them to identify. In the same period, it also killed 103 local militants and 45 foreign militants.

In 2013, police said it killed 17 local militants, 11 foreigners and 39 other militants whom it failed to identify. It has also given the details of the instances in which such unidentified militants were killed. Year 2013 witnessed 53 killings of security men as 74 others survived injured.

It was the same trend in 2014 when 47 security men were killed and 84 injured. That year, police said, security grid killed 28 local militants, 17 foreigners but failed to get the identity of 65 other militants it killed the same year.

In 2015, the fatalities of the security grid marginally reduced to 39 deaths and 103 injured. But there was no change in the security grid killing more unidentified. Last year, the grid said it killed 38 local militants and 13 foreigners besides 57 other militants who were killed but not identified.

The trend continued in 2016 as well. Police said the security grid has already killed 20 local militants and four foreign militants but has not been able to identify 39 other militants that were also killed. So far, 21 security men were killed and 52 injured.

Meanwhile, police said there are 145 militants operating across the state. Of them 91 are locals and 54 are foreigners. The government also informed the state legislature that of the 4587 youth who are on the other side of the LoC, 489 have returned through Nepal with their families between 2003 and May 2016.

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