October 6, 2020 6:33:57 pm
The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants behind Monday’s assault on a CRPF road-opening celebration within the Nowgam space on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway in Jammu and Kashmir, wherein two personnel had been killed and three had been injured, have been recognized, a senior police official mentioned on Tuesday.
“We have recognized the militants behind the assault. They are from the Lashkar, led by a Pakistani terrorist named Saifullah. We are on the job and they are going to be neutralised quickly,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar mentioned.
He was chatting with reporters after the wreath-laying ceremony for the 2 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, who had been killed within the assault. “Two militants got here on a scooter, likely from the Pampore aspect, and opened indiscriminate firing from an AK rifle,” the IGP mentioned.
He admitted that the module of the Pakistan-based militant outfit had carried out an assault earlier within the Chadoora space of Budgam district as properly, wherein an assistant sub-inspector of the CRPF was killed. “We are conducting operations and shortly, they are going to be neutralised,” the officer mentioned.
Responding to a query on militants utilizing two-wheelers to hold out assaults, Kumar mentioned it’s straightforward for the ultras to maneuver round on motorbikes on roads the place the automobile motion is heavy.
“We can’t test each automobile, automobiles are checked primarily based on info largely. Checking each automobile will trigger visitors jams,” he mentioned.
The IGP sought to guarantee individuals, saying there is no such thing as a have to panic and “the scenario is beneath management”. On using digital telephone numbers by militants, he mentioned this know-how is a explanation for concern however it has been used for subversive actions for years now.
“Virtual numbers have remained difficult for the reason that starting. It is difficult the world over. We are looking for technological solutions,” Kumar mentioned.
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