‘4,080 militants surrendered in 22 years in J&K’
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 15:54
  
Jammu: Over 4,000 militants, including 276 self-styled commanders, have surrendered during the last 22 years in Jammu and Kashmir, according to a state Home Ministry data.

"As many as 4,080 terrorists, including 276 self-styled commanders, have surrendered before security forces and police during the past 22 years in J&K," the data up to November 30 stated.

While 19 militants surrendered this year till November, 20 militants surrendered the previous year, it said.

15 militants surrendered in 2009, while 38 in 2008, 122 in 2007, 190 in 2006, 64 in 2005, 137 in 2004, 119 in 2003, 159 in 2002, 85 in 2001 and 104 in 2000, the data said.

The highest number of 655 terrorists had surrendered in 1996, followed by 612 in 1991, 601 in 1995, 444 in 1992, 270 in 1997, 187 in 1998, 109 in 1999, 98 in 1993 and 32 in 1994.

The state government has formulated a rehabilitation policy for the surrendered militants under which 2,876 of them have been provided Rupees 3 lakh as fixed deposit for three years and a monthly relief of Rs 3,000.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 15:54


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