Militants killed in gunfight were planning strike in Srinagar: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar today said that three slain JeM militants killed in Baramulla were planning a strike a Srinagar that has been averted.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath-laying ceremony of a policeman who was killed in Kreeri, Baramulla, the IGP Kashmir, as per news agency—KNO said that for the past one month, police along with other security agencies have been reviewing the security arrangements for the upcoming Yatra.

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“This year, drone surveillance and RFID chips will be part of the three-tier security arrangements for the pilgrims,” the IGP said, adding that “government forces will ensure incident-free and smooth yatra.”

He said in a chance gunfight, they lost a brave policeman. “Three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were killed in the gunfight. At times, we have to bear the losses in chance gunfights,” the IGP said.