Terror hideout busted in Doda

Arms and ammunition recovered in Gandoh, Doda on Monday. —Excelsior/Tilak Raj
Arms and ammunition recovered in Gandoh, Doda on Monday. —Excelsior/Tilak Raj

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 22: Army and police today busted a terrorist hideout in Mandhaan forests of Gandoh in Doda district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
The hideout in Mandhaan-Chanchalu forest in Gandoh area was unearthed during a joint search operation carried out by Special Operations Group (SOG) of Doda police and troops of 4 Rashtriya Rifles on a specific information, reports said.
The seized arms and ammunition included a Chinese pistol and eight rounds of a Rocket Projectile Gun, an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher, 11 AK 47 magazines with 581 rounds, five SLR magazines, a pistol magazine and 188 rounds of assorted ammunition.
Four wireless sets with a spare battery and a charger were also recovered by the search parties.
Most of the items had gathered rust, indicating that it was an old hideout and was used by terrorists who operated in the district over a decade ago, reports said.
No one has been arrested yet. However, a case was registered and further investigation was on.