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Precautions being taken to save the lives of civilians during encounters: DGP

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“7 Pakistani terrorists among 14 killed in 8 operations in J&K this year”

Jammu: The Director General of Police, J&K, Dilbag Singh today led senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police, family members, relatives and friends in paying floral tribute to the SgCt Rohit Chib and attended the last rites of the fallen cop at the Jogi Gate cremation ground here today.

A police spokesman said that ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, SSP PCR Jammu Dr Haseeb Mughal, SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli, SSP MubassirLatifi, SSP Kulbir Singh, other police and civil administration officers and large number of people paid their tributes to the martyr.

The DGP and ADGP on behalf of JK Police parivar conveyed heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of the martyr, the spokesman said.

Speaking to the media persons the DGP said that J&K Police alongwith other security forces is fighting against terrorists and their supporters with firm determination. He said that a good number of terrorists were neutralized in the beginning of 2022 and people have sighed relief after the elimination of these terrorists.

“14 terrorists, including seven Pakistani nationals, have been killed in eight encounters in the union territory so far this year and anti-terrorist operations will be intensified to clear the region of terrorism,” Singh said.

He said that in the coming days more stringent actions will be taken against terrorists and with the support of people more and peaceful environment will prevail soon.

The DGP said that it has become a trend of Pakistani based agencies and terrorists to attack on forces and disturb peace & order while using civilians as shields. Efforts and precautions are being taken to save the lives of civilians during encounters, he added. He said that efforts are being made to infiltrate terrorists in our land. He said that forces on the border and hinterland are protecting with utmost dedication and every effort of infiltration will be thwarted.

“Pertinent to mention that Martyr Rohit Chib attained martyrdom yesterday in an encounter at Pariwan area of District Kulgam while evacuating the civilians from the encounter site to safer places. In the encounter a top terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM was killed while three Army soldiers and two civilians were injured,” the police spokesman said.

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