Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General AP Maheshwari while addressing a press conference on Thursday said that CRPF has eliminated as many as 215 terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir in 2020, including Riyaz Naikoo of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, who carried a reward of Rs 12 lakh.
The CRPF DG also lauded the bravery of Deputy Commandant of Jammu & Kashmir valley QAT Rahul Mathur, who led a courageous operation and killed a terrorist even after sustaining injuries.
While speaking at a press conference, the CRPF Director-General said, “The force also neutralised three terrorists in an exemplary operation in Nagrota, resulting in the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 11 AK-47 rifles, three pistols and 29 grenades.”
CRPF kills 215 terrorists in 2020
He further stated that Rahul Mathur after leading such an operation has fully recovered and is back on duty. AP Maheshwari also gave out details about operations against Naxalism. He said that 32 naxals were neutralised in the last year.