The annual report of the crime department has revealed that out of 22 districts in Jammu and Kashmir, 10 districts have no militant presence, even as the number of "over ground workers" (OGWs) has shown a surge in almost all districts of the State.
According to the report titled Crime Gazette, 10 districtsnamely Reasi, Jammu, Samba, Udhampur, Doda, Ramban, Leh, Kargil and Ganderbalhave no militants. In Kashmir region, Ganderbal is the only district declaredmilitancy free.
However, eight out of these 10 districts have large numberof OGWs, the report states. "In Reasi, there are 182 OGWs, 39 are in Kathua, 21in Udhampur, 122 in Doda, 74 in Ramban and 135 in Kishtwar," the officialfigures reveals.
About the districts having active militants, the reportstates that Srinagar district in Kashmir region has 11 active militants with112 OGWs. "Kupwara has nine active militants and 32 OGWs followed by Handwarawhere 23 militants and 496 OGWs are active. In Baramulla there are three activemilitants and 26 OGWs, while as in Sopore there are 30 militants and 15 OGWs,"the report states. "Bandipora district has 11 militants and 104 activemilitants."
In Budgam district, there are four active militants and 89OGWs. In southern districts of Kashmir, the number of OGWs is high, the reportstates. "In Shopian there are 39 militants and 136 OGWs, Pulwama has 36 militantsand 92 OGWs, Awantipora 25 militants and 71 OGWs, while as Kulgam district has29 active militants and 317 OGWs."
According to the report Anantnag district has 23 militantswho are active and there are 130 OGWs as well. It states that in Leh and Kargil,Jammu and Samba districts of the State, there is neither any active militantnor any OGWs.
The crime gazette was released a few days ago by State'sdirector general of police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh in presence of senior policeofficers and the officials from the Crime Department.