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Arms, ammo recovered as forces bust terror hideout in Poonch

Arms, ammo recovered as forces bust terror hideout in Poonch
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Poonch, Oct 17: A terrorist hideout was busted in Sangla village of Surankote in Poonch district, officials said here on Monday.

An official said that based on a specific information police and security forces launched an operation in Sangla village during which an old hideout was found.

He said that IED batteries, bullets, pistol, pistol magazines, AK magazines, bullets, hand grenades and UBGL grenades were recovered from the hideout.

The official added that the operation in the area was still going on.

Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested a man along with arms and ammunition in Karnah area of Kupwara district.

In a statement a police spokesperson said that in a joint action by Kupwara Police and Army, a man was arrested along with arms and ammunition from Karnah area.

The statement reads that acting on a specific information, a police team led by in charge PP Taad ASI Muneer Ahmad along with local Army unit 3/8 GR conducted search of the house of one Mohammad Shafi Sheikh son of Ali Aksar Sheikh resident of Hajitra Karnah.

“On questioning, Shafi revealed that he has concealed some arms and ammunition in a Sewing machine in his house. On Shafi’s disclosure 01 Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines , 11 Pistol rounds and 02  live Garnades were recovered during the search and he was taken into custody,” it reads.

It added that a case under relevant of law has been registered against and investigations has been taken up while more arrests are expected in the case.

It reads that Mohammad Shafi Sheikh is already facing trial in a similar case chargesheeted against him in the year 2021.





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