SRINAGAR: Arms and ammunition believed to have been dropped by Pakistan and picked up by overground workers (OGWs) have been recovered in the Mendhar sub-division of Poonch district, The Tribune reported.
This comes after the arrest of six OGWs who were assisting the militants behind the ambush on an army truck in Bhata Dhurian area of Mendhar on April 20.
Two of the arrested OGWs, Nisar Ahmed and Mushtaq Ahmed, shared details about the hidden arms and ammunition. They disclosed that the arms were hidden in a forest and at a home. Acting on the information, a joint team of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, CRPF, and Army conducted a raid near the house of Mushtaq Ahmed in Gursai police station’s jurisdiction. The team seized one AK-47 magazine, 15 rounds of AK-47, and a body cover of an assault rifle.
Another OGW, Nisar Ahmed, was found to be in possession of two hand grenades, two AK-47 magazines, and Rs 19,000 in cash when his house was searched.
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh while speaking to The Tribune confirmed that the arrest of the six OGWs, adding that they provided logistical support to the terrorists who carried out the ambush. The OGWs assisted the ultras by picking up the weaponry sent by Pakistan through drones near the LoC. The arms used in the ambush included steel bullets that penetrated the army truck.