After crushing the Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership which plotted and carried out the dastardly attack on the CRPF forces on February 14 martyring 40 CRPF jawans, the Indian forces have given a final warning to terrorist and terrorist backers in the valley.
In a strong message to terrorists and terrorist backers in Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Corps Commander of Chinar Corps, Indian Army, announced that terrorists must lay down guns or be killed.
Lt Gen KJS Dhillon was speaking during a press conference held by Army, CRPF and Kashmir police on Monday following success in Pulwama encounter operation in which three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who were behind the attack on CRPF personnel were killed.
"I would like to tell one thing to parents of the local youth especially the mothers as I understand and know that a mother has a great role to play in Kashmiri society. I request all mothers of Kashmir, please tell your sons who have joined terrorism to surrender and get back to the to mainstream.
"Anyone who picks up guns in Kashmir will be eliminated, unless they surrender. This is a message and request for all mothers. There is a very good surrender policy initiated by the government so they can join the mainstream and pursue their life," he said.
In a massive victory for forces, three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in an encounter in Pulwama in south Kashmir. One of them is Jaish-e-Mohammed chief operation commander and JeM founder Masood Azhar's top aide Kamran.
Kamran was a Pakistani national who went by the alias Ghazi and was heading all operations in the valley.
Following the Pulwama attack, security forces were working on multiple inputs on the whereabouts of Kamran and two other terrorists.
After receiving a specific about, Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched late Sunday night. This comes after multiple raids were carried out by the security forces in South Kashmir after the attack. Several people were also detained by Jammu and Kashmir police.
The encounter has come in less than a week after one of the deadliest terror attack orchestrated by the JeM in Pulwama's Awantipora area where 40 CRPF jawans were killed. On February 14, at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a vehicle laden with explosives rammed an explosive-laden car into a vehicle in the CRPF convoy in Pulwama district.