As many as 26 top commanders of terrorist groups have been killed by the security forces this year

Indian security forces have been able to curb the growth of militants in the area by killing 26 of their top commanders this year, The Asian Age has reported..

The report further states that in the past three days, two of such militants were killed in three different operations.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, the entry of the militants through Kashmir has also decreased by half this year.

Asian Age quoted him saying, “The alertness of our forces and border management are so good that for the first time the level of infiltration has come down by fifty percent when compared to the past. Also, the local recruitment into the militant outfits has decreased considerably. I think people; particularly our children are listening to our advice and appeals and staying away from the gun”.

Talking about the death of LeT commander Naseer-ud-Din Lone and his companion, Singh said that Lone had claimed the lives of six CRPF personnel including two local police personnel in more than one attack.

Another senior commander of the LeT Mir, was killed with the other two militants in the Bandipora district earlier this week. The group led by Mir had also killed two CRPF jawans and a local Special Police Officer in an attack in the district, the report said.

According to Singh, Mir had lured some local youths from the area to rationalize them in their ideologies and that 16 of them have been returned to their families by the CRPF recently. Other than IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, strongly denied the allegation against the police, of harassing the families in the area. He clarified that the J&K Police strongly wants to restore peace in the area.

Read the full report in Asian Age