Year 2022: 172 Militants including 42 Foreign Militants killed in 93 Encounters in Valley: ADGP
*Says 29 Civilians, 26 Security Forces (14 JKP Personnel) Were Killed in Militant Attacks This Year*
Srinagar, December 31:(GNS) Additional Director General of Police Vijay Kumar on Saturday said that total of 172 Militants including 42 foreign militants were killed in 93 operations in Valley this year.
While Quoting ADGP Kashmir, The Kashmir Zone Police in series of tweets wrote, “During year 2022, total 93 encounters took place in Kashmir in which 172 militants including 42 foreign militants got neutralised. Maximum militants neutralised from LeT/TRF(108) outfit followed by JeM (35), HM (22), Al-Badr (4) and AGuH(3) outfits,”.
This year, 100 fresh recruitments into militant ranks were reported showing a decline of 37% compared to last year. Maximum (74) joined LeT. Out of total recruitment, 65 militants neutralised in encounters, 17 militants arrested and 18 militants are still active,”
The Life span of newly recruited militants declined drastically. Out of total 65 newly recruited militants killed this year, 58 (89%) were neutralised within first month of their joining,”.
This year huge quantities of weapons (360) were recovered during encounters and modules’ busting which include 121 AK series rifles, 08 M4 Carbine & 231 pistols. Besides, timely seizure of IEDs, Sticky Bombs and Grenades averted major militant incidents,”.
During year, total 29 civilians killed by militants include 21 locals (6 Hindu including 3 KPs & 15 Muslim) and 08 from other states. All militants involved in these militant crimes have been neutralised except Basit Dar & Adil Wani who will be neutralised soon,”.
During the year, total 26 Security Forces personnel including 14 JKP personnel attained martyrdom during militant attacks/encounters. Majority of militants involved in these militant crimes have been neutralised,”.(GNS)