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Reports about snipers in Kashmir ‘mere speculations’: Police

Srinagar: Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Munir Khan along with GOC Army Victor Force BS Raju and IG CRPF Ravindeep Sahi addressing a joint press conference regarding the killings of Amarnath attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Kashmir chief Abu Ismail and Chota Ismail in Srinagar on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI9_14_2017_000218B)

Srinagar, Oct 29: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order, Muneer Khan, on Monday said the reports about the presence of snipers in the valley were mere “speculations”.

“I haven’t seen them nor know anything about them. We are verifying the reports. At present, we can’t say anything,” he said.


Pertinently, a national newspaper has reported that the security forces and their intelligence units in J&K suspect that a few highly-skilled militants could be active, after an army soldier and two paramilitary personnel were killed.

Army Chief, Bipin Rawat, told media persons in New Delhi that they were “studying” the possibilities.
“We had some casualties of our security personnel in J&K. Whether these have been done by snipers or not, we are still studying. So far, we have bot recovered any sniper,” he stated.