After ‘eliminating’ Jaish leadership in valley, no one coming forward to take over, says Indian Army

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Srinagar: The Indian Army on Wednesday said that after eliminating the top leadership of the Jaish-e-Mohammad in Kashmir valley, no one is ready to take over the outfit.

On February 19, post the Pulwama attack, The Indian Army had said that the leadership of Jaish the Valley had been ‘eliminated’. 

Lt Gen KJS Dhillion, 15 Corps Commander, while addressing the media in a press conference had said: “I would like to inform the nation that in less than 100 hours of Pulwama terrorist attack, we have eliminated the JeM leadership in the Valley which was being handled from Pakistan.”

Addressing another presser jointly with the JK police, Dhillion said, “We have targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leadership, the situation now is that no one is coming forward to take over the leadership of JeM in the valley. Even after Pakistan’s best efforts, we will continue to suppress JeM, especially after Pulwama.”

The Director General of Police in Jammu & Kashmir Dilbag Singh said that the local recruitment in the valley has dipped which is a healthy sign.

“Recruitment of local youth continues to be low, it is a healthy sign. 272 terrorists were eliminated in the state during 2018 and a large number were apprehended.”

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