SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have seized a large quantity of narcotics, arms and ammunition, and arrested one person in this connection in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Sunday.
A police spokesman in a statement said that based on a specific information received by District Police Kupwara, that a huge consignment of arms , ammunition and narcotics has been smuggled in by two persons in Chatkadi area of Police Station Karnah, a joint search operation was carried by police team led by SHO Karnah along with a team of Army 6 JAK RIF.
“During the search operation one Umar Aziz son of Aziz-u- Rehman Kumar a resident Chatkadi was apprehended. On his sustained questioning, Umar confessed about the receiving of a consignment of arms , ammunition and narcotis by him and his other associate,” said police spokesman in a statement.
He said that on Umar’s disclosure, a detailed search was carried out and a huge consignment of narcotics and arms and ammunition was recovered from Garangnard Chatkadi.
He added that the recoveries include five (05) Pistols, 10 Pistol Magazines, 77 Pistol rounds , one pistol cleaning rod, one Pistol User Manual guide, four (04) Hand Grenades and 10 packets of Heroin like narcotics substance weighing 9.450 Kgs .
“A FIR under number 01/2023 u/s 7/25 IA Act, 5 Explosive Substances Act 8/21-29 NDPS Act 13,18, 20, 23 & 38 UA(P)Act stands registered and investigation taken up,” he further added.
“As per inputs, the consignment was meant for the TRF offshoot of proscribed militant organisation Lashkar e Toiba (LeT), said police spokesman in a statement.