Arms, Ammunition Recovered From Areas Near LoC

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SRINAGAR: Troops have unearthed an ammunition dump close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Rampur sector, a defence spokesman said. The recoveries include five AK Rifles, six pistols and a lot of ammunition of the two series of weapons.

Five AK rifles and four pistols were recovered by the army from a forward area in Rampur sector (Baramulla)

“On 30 Aug 2020, alert troops detected movement of suspicious persons along the Line of Control in Rampur Sector, Baramulla district,” the spokesman said. “The movement was from a village close to the LoC and the suspects crossed into Indian territory. Due to terrain of thick foliage and weather condition an alert of likely infiltration attempt was sounded. The Surveillance Grid was beefed up all across the area and along the likely infiltration routes; ambushes were sited to thwart any attempt of infiltration. Surveillance continued throughout the night.”

The next morning at around 0500 hours, the spokesman said a search of the area was carried out. “After extensive search of seven hours, a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from well concealed locations in two hideouts in Rampur Sector. The cache of arms recovered comprises of Five AK Series Rifles (along with six magazines & two sealed boxes with 1254 rounds of AK ammunition), six pistols (with nine magazines & six rounds), Twenty-one grenades, two UBGL grenades and two Kenwood Radio sets with one antenna.”

The spokesman said the area from which the recoveries were made has villages ahead of the anti-infiltration fence. “The suspected modus operandi is to drop war like stores in caches near the Line of Control, subsequently OGWs or terrorists would pick the same for further transportation into the hinterland for terror activities,” he said. ‘

As reported earlier, he added, similar attempts were made on 22 July 20, when inputs were received regarding likely 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, 01 AKS-74U with magazines, 05 pistols (one with Chinese markings) & magazines, 24 grenades & other warlike stores were recovered.

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