142 militants killed in anti-terror ops in 2018: DG CRPF


JAMMU: As many as 142 militants have been eliminated in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), R R Bhatnagar, said today.

There are approximately 200-250 militant still operating in Kashmir Valley, he told reporters here.

The DG asserted that the law and order situation is “better” in Kashmir compared to 2016-17 and the number of injured personnel has decreased.

As part of efforts to discourage youths from joining militants, he said a helpline called Madadgar was started by the force which received 2.5 lakh calls during last one year. (AGENCIES)