4 AK rifles, explosives seized in Poonch

Arms and ammunition recovered in Kirni, Poonch on Monday. -Excelsior/Gurjeetbhajan
Arms and ammunition recovered in Kirni, Poonch on Monday. -Excelsior/Gurjeetbhajan

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 9: Security forces busted a terrorist hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Poonch district today.
Based on a specific input, a joint search operation was launched by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the J-K Police and the 10 Assam Rifles of the Army in the general area of Kirni sector in Poonch early today, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral said.
During the search, he said, a huge bag carrying arms and ammunition and hidden under boulders near the Line of Control was found. Click here to watch video
The arms and ammunition included four AK-56 rifles, 4 AK magazines, 141 AK rounds, two AGL grenades, two hand-grenades, diaries, one camel bag besides AK accessories and one rucksack, Angral added.
He said the initial investigation revealed that the consignment was to be smuggled into the Kashmir valley for Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists.
An FIR was registered in Police Station Poonch in this regard, he said, adding further probe is underway.
The operation was conducted under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Manish Sharma and the 10 Assam Rifles.