Srinagar, Dec 31: After announcing amnesty to 4300 first time stone pelters, Jammu and Kashmir police is reviewing cases of nearly 5,500 youth against whom cases of stone pelting have been registered during 2016 and 2017.
Disclosing this, Director General of Police, Dr S P Vaid said that stone pelting cases registered in 2016 and 2017 against at least 5500 youths are under review.
Addressing media persons, he asserted that the trend of local youths joining militancy was on decline.
“It is a downward trend”, he said without giving any figures.
However, the police chief said at least 75 youths were prevented from joining militant ranks while seven youths had abandon the path of violence and joined back their families. He did not disclose their identity.
Newly-decorated Additional Director General of police, Munir Ahmad Khan, said that at least 24 civilians were killed during encounters in 2017.
The FIR’s against regarding women cases are 3168 in 2017, and 2739 in 2016 in which 3215 cases were registered in 2017 and new four women police station have been sanctioned in Pulwama, Kupwara, Kupwara and Doda.
In this year thee are 130011 passport verifications, 20768 service verifications, LOC permit 2168 and LOC 369 trade verification.
The DGP added that police have helped 75 families to bring back their boys from the clutches of militancy.