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57 Kashmiri youth traveled to Pakistan on documents between 2017 to 2018, joined militancy: DGP

Armed forces perosnnel near military operation site. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Rajouri: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Tuesday said 57 youth went to the other side of Kashmir on valid visa and documents but joined militancy in between 2017 and 2018.

He said 17 out of 57 returned along with weapons and got killed in military operations. 13 are still active in JK and 17 are still living across, he said, adding, they are under the constant watch of JK Police.

Addressing a press conference at Rajouri, the DGP said that in 2017 and 2018, 57 youth crossed over to the other side of the LoC on valid documents; however, joined the militancy there.

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