SRINAGAR: Police on Monday claimed to have recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Chandergeer Hajin in Bandipora district from a house where six militants were killed a gunfight last month.
Police sources said that acting on a tip-off SIT Srinagar, local police, army’s 13 RR and 45 BN CRPF raided the house of Abdul Rehman Parray son of Mohd Anwar Parray at Chandergeer in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, and recovered arms from its cowshed.
SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfiqar told Kashmir Reader that the hideout was busted in a house where a gunfight took place last month and that the police team had arrived from Srinagar.
Five Ak-47 magazines, 42 AK-47 rounds, one UBGL, 4 UBGL grenades, one GPS, two wireless sets were recovered from a nylon bag kept in the cowshed, Zulfiqar said.
“We have not made any formal arrests but the Srinagar team has taken two boys into custody. An investigation is on and a case will be registered,” he added.
According to reports, the owners have been staying away from the house since the gunfight last month.
85 people travelled on cross-LoC bus service via Poonch
Jammu: As many as 85 residents of J&K and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) Monday travelled by the cross-LoC bus to meet their relatives on the two sides of the Line of Control, officials said.
Thirteen PaK residents arrived here on the cross-LoC bus service via Poonch-Rawalakot in Jammu and Kashmir, while one Indian returned by the bus, a senior official said.
From J&K, 51 PaK residents returned on the LoC bus, while 20 freshers travelled on the LoC bus to PaK, he said.
The weekly bus service, popularly known as paigam-e-amun or message of peace, resumed on November 6 after remaining suspended for nearly four months owing to shelling across the LoC in Poonch district.
Billed as the biggest confidence building measure, the bus service was started on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route in the Kashmir Valley in April 2005 and the Poonch-Rawalakot route in the Jammu region on June 20, 2006, to facilitate easier trade and travel between the divided families of Jammu and Kashmir and the PaK.
The trade between the two parts of Kashmir started in October 2008 on barter system.