Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday lauded the Army, Police and Paramilitary forces for neutralizing the top Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists in an encounter at Pinglean village of Pulwama.

The Governor expressed grief on the martyrdom of the Army and Police personnel in the operation and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and expressed sympathy and solidarity with the family members of the martyrs.

The Governor spoke to Brigadier Harbir Singh, Commander 12 Sector RR, and Amit Kumar, DIG South Kashmir, and their family members and inquired about their well-being. He wished a speedy recovery to them and other security personnel injured during the operation.

Earlier, the Governor had deputed Advisor Vijay Kumar to visit them in Srinagar and ensure that the best possible medical attention is provided to them and other personnel injured during the operation.

Governor Malik observed that it is a matter of pride for the nation that senior officers from the army and security forces are leading from the front in anti-terror operations. The Governor particularly appreciated Brigadier Harbir Singh who had voluntarily returned from leave to lead this operation.

Following allegations of harassment, the Governor is personally monitoring the situation of the students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in various Universities and Colleges across the country. The Governor stated that the Liaison Officers appointed at major locations were found to be very useful and they have taken care of the safety and security of the students from the state.