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‘Security forces successful in breaking the leadership structure of militants in Kashmir’, Says DGP

Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Srinagar, August 20 (KINS): Stating that the security forces have been successful in breaking the leadership structure of militants in Kashmir, the Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said that 26 top most commanders were killed during the last seven months in different encounters across Kashmir valley.

According to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) while addressing a presser in Handwara, DGP Dilbagh Singh said that these encounters in which four top commanders were killed are a major success for security forces and will provide a major relief to local people in the valley.

The DGP was flanked by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
Regarding the recent encounters, DGP said, “In Kreeri Baramulla, biggest Let Commander from North Kashmir Sajad Haider, his Pakistani aide Osman and a local Anyatuallah were killed in an encounter with security forces,”he said, “There were two-three groups that were working with LeT which included Naseer, who was killed in Handwara and Sajad Haider, who was killed in Baramulla. Naseer and Haider were working closely in North Kashmir. Nasir was a sharp shooter and a dangerous Militant who was trained in Pakistan. He was involved in the killing of many security forces, which included some CRPF personnel.”

DGP said Naseer was likely to carry out a big strike in north Kashmir after the killing of Sajad alias Hyder.”
He also said that security forces this year saved sixteen youth from militancy and returned them to their families.

Regarding the probe in the alleged staged encounter in Shopian, he said” Investigation is going in the right direction. Police is also carrying out a separate probe in it” he siad.(KINS)

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