CRPF says it has killed 75 militants in 2017, including LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen and JeM militants
CRPF has killed 75 militants, including top commanders of terror outfits, and apprehended 252 others in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017, a top official said.
New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has killed 75 militants, including top commanders of the Lashkar, Hizb and Jaish outfits, and apprehended 252 others in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017, a top official said on Wednesday.
CRPF Director General Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar on Wednesday said this while addressing the media on the 78th anniversary of the force here at its headquarters in south Delhi's Lodhi Road area.
Bhatnagar said the over 3.5 lakh-strong force has recovered 118 arms belonging to militants in the Valley between January and 26 July, 2017.
During this period, the CRPF neutralised two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and one notable Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists in the state, he said.
Shabbat Ahmed Bhat and Gulzar Ahmed Lone of HM, Bashir Lashkar Wani and Junaid Mattoo of LeT, Aquib Ahmed alias Abu Hamza of JeM along with two other terrorists, namely Jahangir Ahmed Hannibal and Shabaz Ahmed Wani, were among the notable terrorists killed by the CRPF.
The clearance operation is on and is likely to be completed within the next few hours, the officials said
The encounter broke out in Budgam's Zolwa village late on 6 January, 2022, a police official said
A police spokesperson said the arrested militants were identified as Suhail Qadir Khanday and Suhail Mushtaq Waza, both residents of Pulwama district