New Delhi: The Union government is ready to take tough security measures to counter targeted killings of minorities in the Kashmir Valley, the Hindustan Times reported. Last week, seven innocent civilians were killed. Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir police said around 28 civilians were killed by the militants this year. The hand of the local fronts of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is believed to be behind the killings of innocent civilians.
According to the report, a total of 4 counterterrorism and intelligence teams from intelligence agencies and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been instructed to eliminate the threat to security in the valley. The Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) as well as the Border Security Forces (BSF) were tasked with preventing any attempted infiltration across the border.
Earlier on Friday, during a meeting in the Natipora area of Sringara, Jammu and Kashmir police killed Aqib Bashir, a Shopian LeT terrorist. After the encounter, an AK-47 assault rifle and two magazines were recovered from the body of the killed activist. However, during the encounter, another activist believed to be a Pakistani national managed to escape the clutches of JK police.
Recently, two teachers were killed in a terrorist attack on a public school in the Eidgah district of Srinagar. Among the teachers killed were the school principal, Supinder Kaur, and a teacher from Kashmiri Pandit, Deepak Chand.
The three local modules of the local LeT front, known as the Resistance Force (TRF), operate from Srinagar and target innocent civilians, a senior JK police official told HT. The official also confirms the involvement of a Pakistani national who actively guides the targeted attacks against minorities in the valley.
Earlier, a businessman was killed by terrorists in Srinagar on Tuesday evening. The incident took place near Iqbal Park in Srinagar where terrorists shot at the owner of Bindroo Medicate, namely Makhan Lal Bindroo, a pundit from Kashmir. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.