• 5 militants surrendered in October
• Locals militants are given full surrender opportunity
• Two Jaish militants killed, Army man injured in Budgam gunfight
Police on Wednesday said that eight militants have surrendered during the anti-militancy operations this year and among them 5 surrendered in October month alone.
Addressing the media at Srinagar, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said this year eight militants surrendered in live encounters among them five surrenders during the month of October, which is very positive.
He reiterated his appeal to the new militant recruits to return and join the mainstream.
“We are providing every opportunity to local militants to surrender and join the mainstream again, Kumar said.
Regarding Mouchwa Budgam IGP said that acting on a specific input both Srinagar and Budgam police, Army, and CRPF laid a siege in the area.
“Even trapped militants at Mouchwa were given the opportunity to surrender but they denied, we appeal parents to urge their wards to give-up arms and live with their families again,” the IGP said
“During searches, militants fired on the forces triggering a gunfight on Tuesday evening. In the night-long operation two militants affiliated with Jaish-e- Mohammad militant outfit including a Pakistani militant Khalid Ilyas and Javaid Ahmed from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were killed,” he said.
Kumar said Pakistani militant Khalid Ilyas was actively involved in these attacks.“One Army man was also injured during the gunfight,” IGP said.
To query that encounters are taking place in Srinagar and its outskirts, he said it was because of the smooth flow of intelligence inputs and other technical information, Srinagar police came to know about the militant movement in the city. “Police have a good network in the city,” Kumar said.
Regarding the usage of Internet usage by militants, IGP said militants are using internet services and on the same basis they are being traced also.