Central team to visit Kashmir to look into infiltration

New Delhi: A day after eight CRPF troopers were killed by ‘fidayeen’ militants in Jammu and Kashmir, the government said on Sunday that a central team will visit the state to look into possible spike in cross-border infiltration of terrorists.

The team comprising Secretary (Boarder Management) Susheel Kumar; Special Secretary, (Internal Security), Mahesh Kumar Singla; and Joint Secretary (Kashmir) Gyanesh Kumar will visit the state on Tuesday, a Home Ministry statement said here.

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“Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed for submission of the team’s report at the earliest,” it said.

Eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and 22 others injured in firing on their bus by two LeT terrorists on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama district on Saturday. The two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were gunned down, officials said.

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