SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Kawani area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that based on credible input regarding presence of militants of proscribed outfit Lashkar- e- Taiba in the nursery area of the village Kawani Awantipora near river Jehlum bank, Awantipora Police with 55 RR and 185 BN CRPF launched a search operation today early morning and during search one large underground hideout of Lashkar- e- Taiba outfit was busted and destroyed.
The spokesman said that the details of the hideout are opening 2.5 ft X 2.5 ft (covered by iron lid),room 1st 7 ft X 10 ft ( height 08 ft), room 2nd 7 ft X 7 ft ( height 08 ft), toilet point 3 ft X 4 ft(height 08 ft)
“Incriminating material and a huge cache of explosive material and ammunition was recovered from the busted hideouts which include pistol one, Pistol Magazine=1 number, ammunition AK47 2091 No’s, grenades =03 No’s,” said the spokesman.
“The hideout was completely destroyed. All the material has been taken into Police custody for investigation purpose. Case FIR number 147/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora,” said a police spokesman in a statement.