Anyone who picks up gun in Kashmir will be eliminated: Army

New Delhi | The Indian Army today warned the active militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir that anyone who picks up a gun will now be eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a joint press conference held by Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF on the Pulwama attack, Army spokesperson Lt General KS Dhillon urged the family member of Militants to give up the guns. He said, “Anyone who has picked up a gun will now be eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir. I urge family members to tell their loved ones to give up the gun and follow the surrender policy.”

Informing media about the encounter in Pulwama;s Paglena village where 3 militant involved in terroist attack on CRPF convoy were killed, Army spokesperson said,” Happy to inform the country that in less than 100 hours we have eliminated Jaish-e-Mohammad leadership in the valley which was being controlled by JeM in Pakistan.”

Speaking on the attack on CRPF convoy where 40 personnel were killed, Dhillon said, “The Pulwama attack was being controlled from Pakistan with active support of Pakistan Army and ISI.” When asked about the explosive used during the attack, he said,” We have leads on the type of explosives used but I can’t share the details as an investigation is underway.” He further added that the type of car bomb attack that took place in Pulwama on 14th Feb, happened after a long time in Kashmir. We will keep all options open to deal with these kinds of attacks.

IGP Kashmir SP Pani during the press conference informed that there is a significant dip in recruitment, we have not see any recruitment in the last three months. The families are playing a huge role in this. We would like to urge the families and the community in curtailing recruitment.

Replying to the question about the attack on Kashmir students after the Pulwama attack, CRPF’s Zulfikar Hussain said,” Our helpline-14411 has been helping Kashmiris across the country in wake of this attack.Lot of Kashmiri students have approached this helpline for help all over the country. All Kashmiri children studying outside have been taken care of by security forces.”

40 CRPF personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in a terrorist attack when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist identified as Adil Ahmed rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora.

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