200-300 Terrorists Active In J&K, Pak Trying To Push In More

J&K Police chief Dilbag Singh said some of these terrorists have been sighted at certain places. (File)


Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Sunday said 200 to 300 terrorists are active in the state and Pakistan has intensified cross-border firing to push in as many of them as possible before the onset of winter.

He also said a large number of terrorists had managed to sneak into the state from across the border recently even as the counter-infiltration grid scuttled various attempts by eliminating infiltrators.

“The number of active terrorists (in Jammu and Kashmir) is between 200 to 300… the figure usually does not remain static and goes up and down,” Mr Singh told reporters during a visit to the border district of Poonch to review the security situation.

The director general of police (DGP) said Pakistan has intensified ceasefire violations to push in as many terrorists as possible.

“A large number of ceasefire violations are taking place in both Kashmir and Jammu regions. It is going on in Kanachak, R S Pura and Hira Nagar (along the International Border) and quite frequently along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri, Uri, Nambla, Karnah and Keran,” Mr Singh said.

“These ceasefire violations are aimed at pushing (in) as many militants as possible (before the onset of winter). Our anti-infiltration grid is very strong and many infiltration attempts have been successfully foiled in the recent times,” he said.

However, the DGP said, there are reports which suggest…

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