‘49 militants killed, 71 held in J&K since Jan 1’
New Delhi: A total of 49 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir by the security forces since January 1 this year till date, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials said here on Wednesday.
They also said that during this period, 71 militants have been apprehended while three surrendered.
In the month of April, eight terrorists were killed in the operation while 10 were apprehended by the security forces including the CRPF.
The officials also said that during the recent operations, one Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was killed in Anantnag district on April 9, two foreign militants were killed in Srinagar on April 10 while two including one foreign militant were killed on April 11 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The CRPF officials also said that the force will provide full security cover to the impending Amarnath Yatra which will begin from June 30 this year after a gap of two years.
The Force will provide adequate security to the pilgrims and chalking out strategies for the deployment of the security personnel, they said.
The CRPF is the nodal agency for providing security at the bases of this Yatra and throughout the holy cave. The Amaranth Yatra will commence from June 30 and will end on August 11.
A huge number of pilgrims are expected to visit the holy cave this year in 2020 and 2021, the pilgrimage was not conducted because of the Covid pandemic.