Srinagar, Dec 26: Kashmir Police chief on Tuesday reiterated that the ‘Operation All Out’ shall continue and militant leadership operational in Valley will be specifically neutralized by the security forces.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Muneer Khan said that the security forces have prioritized their efforts to neutralize the militant leaders operational in Kashmir Valley because they were found actively luring the local youth towards the militancy.
He said that the killing of Jaish militant Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noora was an achievement for the security grid because besides being an active militant, he was an active recruiter of the local youth into the militancy. “The operation all out will continue and it will neutralize more militant leaders who are actively luring the local youth towards the militancy in Kashmir,” Khan said.
The Kashmir Police chief added that an estimated number of active militants in Kashmir is between 190-195. “As per our estimates there are around 190 militants operational in Valley. However, this number could vary as there is no head count of the militants done. We have our own estimates but you cannot term it as an exact figure. The numbers could go up and down,” IG Kashmir said. (KNS)