Terrorists being supplied across border to disrupt peace in Kashmir: BJP

| Updated: Mar 29, 2017 12:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the recently concluded encounter in Budgam district of Kashmir clearly depicts that supply of terrorists from across the border is continuing to disrupt the tranquility in the valley. Lauding the valor of the armed forces, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli asserted that the men in uniform are leaving no stone unturned in eliminating security threats. "It is now very clear that supply of terrorists from across the border is continuing so that somehow or the other the peace which has returned in Jammu and Kashmir can be disrupted," Kohli told ANI. "We are proud of the fact that our security agencies, our armed forces are consistently taking firm actions and are eliminating these threats on regular basis," he added. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) yesterday stated that encounter with militants in Budgam was a particularly different one, as they had to fight it on two different levels- against militants and the stone pelting locals as well- informing that 40 CRPF and 20 Police personnel suffered injuries in the stone pelting. Briefing ANI here about the Budgam encounter, CRPF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Dr. Sanjay Kumar said that the obstruction by the locals made their operation even more difficult, as they were forced to divert their attention from the militants. Further informing that 43 CRPF jawans were injured and police reported that 20 of their men were injured in the stone pelting, the DIG called on the locals of the Valley to steer clear of their operations and not pose as an obstruction. Three stone pelters were killed in retaliatory firing by security forces near the site of the Budgam encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. The stone pelters could be seen attacking the forces while a gunbattle was underway with terrorists, during which they were killed. At least 17 stone pelters have been injured in the firing by forces and a militant was neutralised. The security forces had launched a search operation following a tipoff about the presence of terrorists, which then became an encounter. (ANI)

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