SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Ramban and said that a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered.
A police spokesman in a statement said that information was received through reliable sources regarding the presence of a cache of arms, ammunition and related material in the far-flung forest area of Tehsil Khari of district Ramban.
“Acting swiftly on the input, a joint search operation of JK Police and 23 RR Army was launched in the forest area and suspected hideout locations were searched which continued till evening during which security forces busted a suspected militant hideout and arms & ammunition among other things were recovered from the spot,” he said.
The spokesman said that the arms and ammunition recovered from the hideout include Ak-47 rounds- 310 (rusted condition), 9mm rounds 30 (rusted condition), one 9mm Magazine, Ak-47 magazines six (rusted condition), one grenade, one tape recorder (rusted), one handset with antenna (rusted condition), two cassettes, three battery terminals, one negatives photofilm (rusted/damaged) five pencil cells, one plastic can (broken/rusted), one pocket diary, one roll of Copper wire (damaged), one blade and one Bennet.
In this regard, a case under FIR number 237/2022 under section 7/25 Arms act and Sec 4 Explosives substances act has been registered at P/S Banihal and investigation has been taken up, said police spokesman in a statement.