Baramulla: The army on Thursday claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district along the Line of Control (LoC).
Commanding officer 88 RR, Col Vivek Venkat, held a press conference at Uri brigade headquarters where he said that the army had received several inputs in the past week about delivery of a consignment from across the border.
He said that on September 9, an input was received from police regarding the same in Dulanja village, whereupon a search operation was launched there. During the search operation, arms and ammunition were recovered including two M16 rifles, two pistols, four magazines of M16 rifle, and four magazines of pistols, and some other arms and ammunition.
Sub district police officer (SDPO) Uri and station house officer (SHO) Uri were also present at the press conference.
Meanwhile, police on Thursday said that government forces arrested two militants along with arms and ammunition in north Kashmir’s frontier district Kupwara.
Police said that after specific information that two Jaish-e-Muhammmad (JeM) militants from Sopore were on the way to Kupwara to recruit more fighters for the outfit, several nakas were laid by police and army’s 47 RR along the route. They intercepted a car bearing registration number JK05G-0872 near the FCI godown at Drugmullah, Kupwara, in which two militants, identified as Waseem Irshad Gabroo of Takiyabal Arampora Sopore and Mehraraj-Ud-Din Wani of Badshah Masjid Sopore, were apprehended.
An AK-47 rile along with one magazine, two grenades, 30 AK rounds and Rs 7 lakh cash were recovered from the possession of the militants, police said.
Police said that a case under Indian Arms 7/25 Act and Sections 13,18, 19, 39 UAPA has been registered at police station Kupwara and further investigation is on.