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Nov 06, 2012 at 12:37am IST

Nearly 250 militants active in Jammu and Kashmir, says police chief

Jammu: At least 250 militants are active in Jammu and Kashmir and there is a lot of pressure from the other side of the border to infiltrate more terrorists, Director General of Police Ashok Prasad said on Monday. However, only 100 militancy related incident were witnessed this year in the state so far, as compared to 190 last year, the DGP said.

"230-250 militants are active in Jammu and Kashmir - and total number of militancy related incidents this year is 100," Prasad said. 2011 has witnessed 190 terrorist related incidents as compared to 368 incidents in 2010 in the state, he said. "This is reflected in the simple fact-- if 100 militants are active this year, roughly 150 militants have done nothing in one year-- rest 100 militants have done one incident each in the year," he said.

DGP reviewed the security measures and visited the police headquarters after resuming the work in Jammu following the capital shift. "In terms of active militants and effectiveness, you can make your own assessment but we believe we have managed to contain situation on this side of the border," the DGP said. As far as security situation is concerned, the DGP said "detailed reviews have been done both in Srinagar and Jammu."

Nearly 250 militants active in J&K, says police chief

However, only 100 militancy related incident were witnessed this year in the state so far, as compared to 190 last year, the DGP said.

In Jammu region, there are 25 to 30 militants active, the officer said. On infiltration, the DGP said, "There is a lot of pressure from the other side of the border to cross and come here, but the effectiveness of security agencies has made the task difficult for them.

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