Defence

J&K: Arms smuggling attempt foiled in Poonch

Srinagar: The security forces on Saturday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch.

A joint operation of Army, Mendhar Police and SOG (Jammu) launched the search operation to foil couriers of arms, ammunition and explosives, following specific intelligence inputs.

During the joint search operation, three Chinese pistols with six magazines and 70 rounds, 11 hand grenades, a wireless set, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), two batteries, two flags, a mobile phone, a charger and a pen drive were recovered, a J&K Police officer said.

Two Overground Workers (OGWs) linked to terrorists were also arrested during the operation.

“In this connection, a case FIR 217/ 2020 under relevant sections of Unlawful Activity Prevention Act has been registered at the Police Station Mendher,” the J&K Police official said.

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