Situation in Kashmir under control: DG CRPF

Srinagar

Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) RR Bhatnagar on Wednesday said the situation in Kashmir was “definitely under control”.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function here, held for widows of paramilitary personnel killed on duty, the DG said, police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone pelting incidents in Kashmir. He said the strategy, training and new SOPs had been formulated.

“Using non-lethal ammunition mostly, we along with JK police have devised a strategy to put to work during strikes and stone pelting and you will see its effect soon,” he said.

Talking on the counter-insurgency operations, Bhatnagar said the forces were succeeding.

“There is good coordination between police, Army and CRPF. All are working as one unit,” he said.

Referring to the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen operational commander Muhammad Yasin Itoo, the DG CRPF said 132 militants had been killed this year including seven commanders.

“In the coming time, we will have more successes,” he concluded.

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