Weapons, ammunition seized near Line of Control


NEW DELHI | SEPT 01, 2020:

Indian Army troops, on August 30, recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from two well-concealed hideouts along the Line of Control in Rampur Sector, Baramulla district.

The Indian Army had detected movement of suspicious individuals from a village close to the Line of Control as the suspects crossed into Indian territory.

The Army beefed up the surveillance grid and stationed troops at various sites to thwart any infiltration attempts.

A search of the area was carried out the next morning and after seven hours, troops recovered the cache of arms and ammunition comprising five AK series rifles along with six magazines and two sealed boxes containing 1,254 rounds of AK rifle ammunition, six pistols with nine magazines and six rounds, 21 hand grenades, two UBGL grenades and two Kenwood Radio sets with one antenna.

According to official army sources, the suspected modus operandi is for OGWs or terrorists to pick up the weapons and ammunition at designated spots for further transportation into the hinterland for terror activities.

As reported earlier, similar attempts were made on July 22, when inputs were received regarding a weapon drop along the Line of Control ahead of the anti-infiltration fence.

During the search operation along the Line of Control in Rampur Sector, Baramulla, one AKS-74U rifle with magazines, five pistols with magazines, 24 hand grenades and other similar weapons were recovered.

Army sources state that the modus operandi shows desperate attempts by Pakistan-based terror groups to infiltrate weapons into Jammu and Kashmir for terror activities. However, robust surveillance and Line of Control domination activities will continue to deny all such misadventures.