Remarkable Improvement In Security Situation Post Art 370 Revocation: IG CRPF  

Pulwama: There has been “remarkable” improvement in the security scenario post abrogation of Article 370 Jammu and Kashmir, a senior CRPF official said on the fourth anniversary Pulwama attack in which 40 personnel of the paramilitary force were killed.

A wreath-laying ceremony by CRPF was organised at CRPF Martyrs Memorial at Lethpora,Pulwama to remember those killed on 14th Feb 2019.

Talking to the media persons on the occasion,  M.S Bhatia, IG Kashmir Ops Sector said that the nation will always remain indebted to the soldiers who “valiantly fought and laid down their lives to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of our country.”

He said that there has been remarkable improvement in the security scenario post abrogation of Article 370. “There has been remarkable improvement also challenges being faced in recent times and the numerous successes that have been achieved by CRPF against (militants) including demolition of the (militant) ecosystem,” he said as per GNS.

He also briefed media persons about the various steps that have been undertaken for strengthening the security grid, ROP and convoy management, operational synergy between the Security Forces, modernisation of CRPF, leveraging of technology and use of other force multipliers to prevent attacks on forces and carry out a relentless offensive against the militant ecosystem.

Talking to reporters on the occasion, Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar, said that 15 out of the 19 militants involved in the Pulwama attack have been either been killed or arrested. “Four are still at large and of them, three of them are Pakistanis, including Masood Azhar (Jaish-e-Mohammed chief),” he said.

He said 37 local militants were active in the Kashmir Valley. But of them, he said, only two have been active for more than two or three months. ‘Farooq Nali and Riyaz Chatri’, he said, are old. Rest of them joined militant ranks recently, he said

“In the last three years, the (Jaish-e-Mohammed) has been wiped out. Only seven to eight (militants) are active,” he said, adding, “At least five of them are foreign (militants) in which Musa Sulaimani is active in Kulgam district. We will get him soon.” (GNS)

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