NIA raids to help contain militancy: CRPF official


Jammu: Asserting that 105 militants have been killed this year by security forces, a top CRPF official said today that the raids and arrests carried out recently by the NIA will further help in improving the law and order situation in the Kashmir valley.

Special Director General, J&K Zone of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), S N Srivastava told reporters that things were improving in the valley with regard to militancy and law and order.

“105 militants have been killed in the counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir valley by the security forces and in many of them the CRPF was actively involved,” he said.

Replying to a question about action by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against separatists, he said, “it It will improve (the situation”.

He said the action will help curb terror funding.

He said that the stone pelting incidents had shown a dip due to various pro-active measures.

“Militancy has been present in south Kashmir but at the same time the security forces have had good impact,” he said.

He, however, said it is not possible to say how much time it will take to stamp out terrorism.

I am sure things are improving in Kashmir, the CRPF officer said.

“The efforts by the security forces have increased.

There are better coordinated operations. We get more information and intelligence inputs that is why we are successful in killing a large number of terrorists whose number is over one hundred,” Srivastava said.

Referring to videos of militants which are made to go viral on the internet, he said that this is being done with an aim to encourage and attract young boys towards terror outfits.