Killing of Zakir Musa has put an end to radical ideology espoused by him: J&K DGP

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J&K Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh has termed the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa as a big success for security forces. He said the killing of Musa has put an end to the radical militant ideology espoused by him.

Musa was the chief of the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind. He was killed at Dadsar Tral in South Kashmir on May 23, the day the result of general election was released, returning the BJP to power in the country.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of his visit to Poonch in Jammu, DGP  Singh said that Zakir Musa had introduced a new extreme idea of militancy in Kashmir “but his idea came to an end with his killing”.

DGP  put the number of active militants in Kashmir at around 275 militants  of which 100-120 were foreigners.

He said the security forces were working in complete coordination to put an end to militancy in the state.