Security forces get well ammunition close to LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district


One pistol, three magazines, 35 bullets and 5 hand grenades have been recovered. This was third occasion in Poonch after a 3-member module of Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force was busted

Representational picture. PTI

Jammu: Security forces Sunday recovered a cache of arms and ammunition close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police officer stated.

This was the third spherical of restoration of arms and ammunition within the district following the busting of a three-member module of Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force.

Poonch Senior Superintendent of Police Ramesh Angral stated the recent restoration has been made throughout a search and cordon operation from Dabbi village alongside the LoC in Balakote sector.

The restoration embody one pistol, three magazines, 35 bullets and 5 hand grenades, he stated.

Three militant associates have been arrested in Balakote space on December 28 and 6 hand grenades have been recovered from them.

During sustained interrogation of the trio, some extra very important clues have been developed after which police workforce together with Army launched an operation in Dabbi village positioned forward of LoC fence in Balakote from the place the consignment of arms, ammunition and grenades have been recovered this morning,” the SSP said.

He said this is the third recovery under this module of militant associates busted in the LoC area.

Angral said Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force is the militant outfit which was operating this module from the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

“Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force is making an attempt to hold out militant actions and is making an attempt to focus on non secular locations with an goal to set off communal rigidity in Jammu area,” he said.

He said in the first recovery of six hand grenades that was made from the arrested three persons, it is evident that grenades were to be lobbed on religious places in Ari and Mendhar town areas of Poonch district.

The second recovery was made from Dabi village wherein two pistols, seventy bullets and two grenades were recovered.

“The handlers from throughout (the border) used to drop the consignment in hidden patches proper in entrance of Indian areas and these arrested militant associates then managed to choose it up for additional carriage in hinterland,” the SSP said.

He said the total recovery made so far include 13 grenades, three pistols, five magazines, 105 rounds, four Pakistan made balloons, one Tehreek ul Majahideen terror group’s flag and 18 posters of J&K Gazanavi Force.

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