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14 terrorist neutralised in 8 operations this year till now, says J&K DGP Dilbag Singh

As many as 14 terrorists, including 7 from Pakistan have been neutralized in eight operations this year till now, Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Thursday.

DGP Dilbag Singh said this after participating in the wreath-laying ceremony of senior grade constable Rohit Chhib, who lost his life during an encounter of security personnel with terrorists in Kulgam on Wednesday.

“It was unfortunate that we have lost our brave constable Rohit Chhib. During this encounter, the terrorists were trying to take civilians as hostages and use them as shields. But our brave jawans saved those civilians”, said DGP Dilbag Singh.

According to the DGP, this hostage method is a new technique that Pakistani terrorists are using very often now. “They did this in Hyderpora also, they are trying to use civilians as shields.”

Constable Rohit Chhib lost his life while trying to save the civilians during the Kulgam encounter.
“Fourteen terrorists have been neutralized in eight operations this year. Out of the 14 terrorists, seven were from Pakistan,” DGP Singh said.
When asked about terrorist infiltration in LC during Republic Day, DGP Dilbag Singh said, “Our Jawans have their eyes on the borders. There is a strict vigil on terrorist infiltration.”


Cop escapes unhurt in militant attack

A policeman escaped unhurt in a militant attack in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar on Friday, reports said.

Sources reported that militants fired upon a police constable at about 3:15 pm in the SD Colony area.

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However, the policeman escaped unhurt. Soon after the attack, the officer said that the entire area was cordoned off and searches launched.

He said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been launched.

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Two brothers drown while extracting sand in Jhelum

Two brothers drowned while extracting stand in Jhelum river in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports said.

They said that brothers – Nissar Ahmad Malla and Hilal Ahmad Malla – drowned early today morning in the river while extracting sand near Jetty at Khwaja Bagh.

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The family of the duo has been called and efforts are on to retrieve their bodies, said an official.

The brothers hailed from Littarpira village of Bandipora district, he added.

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J&K: Massive CASO launched in two villages

Joint Forces launched a massive Cordon And Search Operation(CASO) in two villages of the Kulgam district in south Kashmir.

An official said that the operation on Friday was launched jointly by forces including RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police, and CRPF following inputs about the movement of militants in the Kakran Pombay and Katrasoo areas of Kulgam.

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He said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in these areas.

The search operations in both areas were going on when this report was being filed.

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