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Post Pulwama attack, we made strategic changes to ensure safe passage of convoys on highway, says IG CRPF

(Asian News Hub) – The Inspector General Central Reserve Police Force, Deepak Ratan on Sunday said that, over the past two years after a dreaded attack on a CRPF convoy in Lethpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a lot changes have been made in CRPF including the SOPs, equipment and training. 

According to the news agency—KNO, the IG CRPF while paying rich tributes to 40 Jawans, who were killed in the dreaded attack on this day in 2019 in Lethpora area, told reporters that there have been a lot of changes in the CRPF since then.

He said that over the past two years there have been a lot of changes in the SOPs, available equipment and training. “We have modified and amended the mode of training in such a way that if there is any contingency or on being challenged by the militants, they will be given a befitting reply,” he said.

In  reply to a question, Ratan said that to ensure safe passage of the convoy movement on the highway they have provided training to the road opening party (ROP) on modern lines and have framed new SOPs.

He said that in order to prevent such attacks in the future that ensure that the movement of traffic on the road during convoy is controlled, convoy limits have also been contained as lot of movement of Jawans is being carried out via air traffic and mostly movement of stores is being carried out through convoy.

He said that to prevent such incidents in the future and to minimize possibility of such attacks, a lot of precautions are being taken by the CRPF.

In reply to another question, IG said that CCTV cameras have been installed at various points on the highway and drone surveillance is also being carried and generally movement of convey is being done in bulletproof bunkers.

He also said that they are proud of the sacrifices made by the CRPF Jawans during the attack on the convoy in Lethpora and not only CRPF but whole nation stands by the families of those Jawans who were killed in the attack.

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‘Militant associate’ arrested in Kupwara; 10 grenades, 182 bullets recovered

(Asian News Hub) – Army and police have recovered ten grenades and 182 rounds of Ak-47 rifle from a militant associate who was arrested in Kralpora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said army 160 Territorial Army and SOG Kralpora arrested the “militant associate” Abdul Ahad Lone based on specific information. “10 grenades and 182 Ak-47 rounds” have been recovered from his possession.They said middle-aged man was associated with Al-Badr formerly.

A police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway.

GNS

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Three unidentified militants killed in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 46 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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Militant killed in an ongoing encounter at Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that one militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 44 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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