SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have busted hideout in Gadikhal area of  Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

416 High explosive gelatine sticks recovered from the hideout in Awantpora on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Photo: Police

A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants of proscribed outfit JeM, Police along with 42 RR and 130 BN CRPF conducted a joint search of the nursery area near forests of village Gadikhal Awantipora.

The spokesman said that during a search of the said forest area, 02 explosive dumps were found which were concealed underground in 02 different 250 litres plastic tanks.

“In one plastic tank, 416 high explosive gelatine sticks have been recovered while in another plastic tank, 50 detonators were recovered. The detonators were destroyed by the Bomb Disposal Squad on the spot, due to their risk of carrying/transporting,” said the spokesman.

“By virtue of this recovery, security forces have been able to avert a major militant attack by means of explosive substances,” he said.

“Accordingly a case FIR number 126/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been taken up,” said a police spokesman in a statement.


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