Srinagar: A total of 64 terrorists, including three top terrorist commanders — Qari Yasir of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Burhan Koka of the Ansar Gazwat ul Hind (AGH) and Riyaz Naikoo of the Hizbul Mujahideen — have been killed in 27 anti-terror operations conducted by the security forces since January this year. Also, 25 active militants and 125 over ground workers of the militants have been arrested in this period.
Vijay Kumar, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir said this at a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday.
He said the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Riyaz Naikoo on Wednesday was a big success for the security forces.
He also said the bodies of the terrorists killed in the encounters will not be handed to their relatives for burial at their native places till COVID-19.