Jammu, Dec 30: Director General of Police R. R. Swain on Saturday said that 291 terrorist affiliates were detained, 201 overground workers were booked under the Public Safety Act, and 76 terrorists—including 55 foreigners—were neutralized in Jammu and Kashmir this year.
Swain further said that only 31 local terrorists – an all time low – are left in the Union Territory.
He said 14 civilians were also killed by terrorists in 2023, and there was a decline of 63 per cent in terror-related incidents as compared to the last year, while recruitment of militants has also gone down with strike calls and stone-pelting on continuous decline.
Four police personnel, including a DSP and an inspector, lost their lives in terrorist attacks, Swain told reporters.
The police chief said 89 terrorist modules were busted and 18 hideouts were unearthed in Jammu and Kashmir while 99 properties worth more than Rs 170 crore, including buildings, land, orchards and commercial establishments, were attached and 68 bank accounts freezed.
More than 8,000 fake social media accounts glorifying separatism and terrorism were identified and action taken against them, he added.