Five militants, vast network of OGWs active in Srinagar: IGP Kashmir

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Monday said that there are five militants active in Srinagar even as there is a “vast network of Over Ground Workers” (OGWs) in the district of which many were arrested while C-category OGWs are being “counselled and handed over to their families”.

“There were six active militants in Srinagar of which one was recently killed in Kokernag (Anantnag) gunfight. Now there are five local militants still active in Srinagar who would either be killed or apprehended,” news agency KNO quoted IGP Kashmir telling reporters on Monday at Pantha Chowk, Srinagar after the gunfight in Khonmoh in which two militants were killed.

The IGP Kashmir said that there is a “vast network of OGWs” active in Srinagar district of which many have already been arrested and booked under PSA and many are still on the police radar.

“There are C-category OGWs who are being counselled and handed over to their families,” the IGP said.

Asked whether there was any foreign militant active in Srinagar, Kumar said inputs about the movement of foreign militants “continue to pour in but as of now no foreign militant is permanently active in Srinagar district.”

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