National Security Adviser Ajit Doval returned from a two-day trip to Kashmir and said he had met with senior officials and reviewed the law and order situation in Kashmir. The Center is now moving additional forces of 10,000 troops of para-military forces to northern Kashmir.
The Director-General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said that they had already requisitioned for th deployment of additional troops, which were required to strengthen the ‘counter-insurgent’ grid and to maintain law and order in Kashmir. According to source, the troops are being air-lifted from different parts of the country. The Director-General observed that in northern Kashmir, the troops were less in numbers which was the reason they had asked for additional forces. A company has 100 troops each.
Earlier, additional central para-military forces were deployed to Kashmir to oversee the Amarnath Yatra security. In February, additional para-military forces had been deployed for the Lok Sabha elections held in Jammu and Kashmir. Director-General Dilbag Singh said this was normal deployment of troops and nothing further should be attributed to the troop movement in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, a deadly and most- wanted Jaish-e- Mohammed terrorist was shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. The terrorist was Munna Lahori ,the Pakistan-based terrorist group’s leader in south Kashmir.He along with his local associates was shot dead in Bona Bazar area. Lahori was responsible for two car bomb attacks on security forces and also for killing several civilians in the Kashmir Valley.