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Fresh militant recruitment declines by 37% in 2022: ADGP Kashmir

ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

Jammu: Fresh recruitment in the militant ranks have declined by 37 percent as compared to year 2021. A total of 74 joined LeT, out of which 65 were neutralized in encounters. This year 17 were militants were arrested while 18 are still active, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said on Saturday.

The ADGP said that two remarkable changes observed in society including House owners started denying shelter to terrorists and Parents don’t feel proud if their wards join terrorism. Rather they appeal them to return back, curse terrorists openly & work with JKP for the return of their wards.

During year 2022, total 93 successful encounters took place in Kashmir in which 172 terrorists including 42 foreign terrorists got neutralized. Maximum terrorists neutralized from LeT/TRF (108) outfit followed by JeM (35), HM (22), Al-Badr (4) and AGuH(3) outfits: ADGP Kumar,

During the year 2022, total 29 civilians killed by terrorists include 21 locals (6 Hindu including 3 KPs & 15 Muslim) and 08 from other states. All terrorists involved in these terror crimes have been neutralised except Basit Dar & Adil Wani who will be neutralised soon, ADGP Kashmir mentioned.

During the year, total 26 Security Forces personnel including 14 JKP personnel attained martyrdom during terror attacks, encounters. Majority of militants involved in these terror crimes have been neutralized, ADGP Kumar added.

The ADGP said that the life span of newly recruited militants declined drastically. Out of total 65 newly recruited terrorists killed this year, 58 (89%) were killed within first month of their joining.

The ADGP said, “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 terror incidents.”


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