Governor Lauds Forces For Killing Militants, Expresses Grief Over Fatalities To Army, Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday lauded the army, police and paramilitary forces for killing three militants in a gunfight in Pinglan village of southern Pulwama district.

Governor has expressed grief on the killings of the army and police personnel in the operation and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and expressed sympathy and solidarity with their family members, said a Raj Bhavan spokesman.

Malik spoke to Brigadier Harbir Singh, Commander 12 Sector RR, and Amit Kumar, DIG South Kashmir and their family members and inquired about their wellbeing.

“He has wished a speedy recovery to them and other security personnel injured during the operation,” said the spokesman.

Earlier, Governor had deputed Advisor, Vijay Kumar to visit them in Srinagar and ensure that the best possible medical attention is provided to them and other injured personnel in the incident.

He said Governor Malik observed that it was a matter of pride for the nation that senior officers from the army and security forces were leading from the front in anti-militancy operations. “Governor particularly appreciated Brigadier Harbir Singh who had voluntarily returned from leave to lead this operation,” said the spokesman.

Governor is also personally monitoring the situation of the students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in various Universities and Colleges across the country.

Governor stated that the Liaison Officers appointed at major locations were found to be very useful and they have taken care of the safety and security of students from the state.

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