SRINAGAR: The fatalities of various agencies involved in counter insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir have increased by 247 percent in one year while as militant causalities have decreased to 1.40 percent during the same period, reveals the Crime Gazette 2013 published by the police.
The data compiled by the JK Police’s State Crime Branch Bureau says that in the year 2013, 59 personnel were killed in encounters as compared to 17 in 2012. Last year 90 men received injuries as compared to 65 in 2012, reads the police report.
The highest number of causalities has been witnessed by the police, the data reveals. JK Police lost 21 of its men in counter insurgency in the year 2013 while the figure for the preceding year was only six personnel, showing an increase of 250 percent fatalities for the state police, the data says.
Fifty-five 55 police men sustained injuries last year, while as encounters left only 19 policemen wounded in 2012.
The data further reveals that only seven para-military men were killed in 2012 in comparison to 2013 when 18 of them were gunned down in different combats with militants. The data shows an increase of 157 percent in one year.
However, the injuries for troopers in the past year have decreased from 30 in 2012 to 14.
The police document further states that while four army personnel were killed in 2012 in different encounters in the state, last year saw the number increase to 20—that is 400 percent increase.
According to the data, 31 army men were injured last year 15 more as compared to 2012.
The data also says that 70 militants were killed in encounters in the state during 2013 while in 2012 the figure was 71.
Compared to 150 militants arrested in 2012 the numbers decreased to 59 in 2013. Last year no militant surrendered while only two surrendered in 2012, reads the police report.
It further says 16 civilians were killed in encounters in 2013 while 32 suffered injuries.
In year 2012, 15 civilians got killed while 48 sustained injuries.