Arms, ammunition recovered from truck engaged in cross-LoC trade at Uri; Omar reacts

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said that arms and ammunition were recovered from a truck returning from across the Line of Control along with goods as part of the cross-LoC trade in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Top police officials said after inputs about smuggling of arms and ammunition along the trade route, a truck bearing registration number JK03B 1586 was intercepted at a naka in Uri.

During the search, a Chinese Pistol, two Pistol Magazines, 14 rounds, four AK Magazines, 120 AK rounds and two Chinese grenades were recovered from the truck, he said.

Police have registered a case under FIR No 07/2017 under sections of 7/25 Arms Act, 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in Police Station Uri and investigation into the matter has been taken up.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, in a series of tweets said that during his tenure full truck scanners were flagged for acquisition with the then Home Minister P Chidambaram.

He said that in every single meeting with MHA, the issue was flagged and followed up. Thus far there has been little or no progress with those scanners.

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