146 terrorists killed in encounter in J-K this year: Govt

New Delhi, December 14

A total of 146 terrorists have been killed in 97 incidents of encounter between militants and the Indian security force in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

Sixty security force personnel were killed in such encounters, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj G Ahir said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

In 97 incidents of encounters in Jammu and Kashmir this year (till December 2), 146 terrorists were killed, 76 terrorists or suspects arrested, while 60 security force personnel were killed and 104 others injured, he said.

In 2015, 102 terrorists were killed and 67 arrested while 39 security personnel were killed and 58 injured in such encounters. In 2014, a total of 107 terrorists were killed and 70 arrested while 26 jawans were killed and 20 injured, the minister said.

In reply to another question, Ahir said a total of 13 fidayeen attacks have taken place on security forces between May 2014 and December 2016, in which 58 security personnel were killed.


BSF repatriates Ex-Pakistani Army man on humanitarian ground

Newspoint Bureau

Jammu Tawi, December 14

BSF authorities today repatriated former Pakistani Army man to the Pak Rangers on humanitarian ground in Suchetgarh sector here.

“Pak Rangers early this morning contacted BSF via Flag Meeting and requested to handover Mohammad Baksh, 70, residents of village Gandiyal, Tehsil Pasroor, District Sialkot, (Pakistan), an ex-Pak Army man considering his old age and family commitments, on humanitarian ground,” official spokesman here said.

He said that as an altruistic gesture, considering his old age and humanitarian ground the individual was handed over, during a Commandant and Wing Commander level meeting held in cordial atmosphere in Suchetgarh sector to Pak Rangers.

Pak intruder at about 1730 hours, crossed into Indian territory in wee hours on Dec 13 and was apprehended by alert BSF troops, handed over to Pak Rangers on their request on humanitarian ground.

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