SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to have recovered arms, ammunition and grenades after the recent busting of a militant module and arrest of three militant associates in Mendhar area.
A police spokesman in a statement said that the fresh recovery has been made this morning during an operation at village Dabbi of Balakote near the LoC.
The spokesman in a statement said that on December 28 last year, three militant associates were arrested in Balakote area near LoC where six hand grenades were recovered from their possession.
“The trio includes Mustafa Khan son of Yasir Khan resident of Galuta, Mohammad Yaseen son of Walayat Khan and Rayees Ahmed son of Mohammad Iqbal, both resident of Dabbi Balakote,” he said.
“During sustained interrogation of the trio, some more vital clues were developed after which Police team headed by SDPO Mendhar Zaheer Jafri and Army launched an operation in Dabbi village located ahead of LoC fence in Balakote from where another consignment of arms, ammunition and grenades have been recovered on Today morning,” he added.
“The recovery includes one pistol, three pistol magazines, thirty-five bullets and five hand grenades. Today’s recovery is the third recovery under this module of militant associates busted in LoC area of Mendhar,” said the spokesman.
“This module is a part of the Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force which is being operated from Pakistan Administered Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi force apart from militant activities is now also attempting to target religious places with an aim to trigger communal tension in the Jammu region,” he said.
“In the first recovery of six hand grenades that were made from the arrested three persons, it was revealed that grenades were to be lobbed on religious places in Ari and Mendhar town area of Poonch district,” he added.
“The second recovery was made from Dabi village wherein two pistols, seventy bullets and two grenades were recovered,” said the spokesman.
“The handlers from across used to drop the consignment in hidden patches near the LoC and these arrested militant associates then used to pick it up for further carriage in the hinterland,” he said.
“The total recovery made so far include 13 #Grenades, 03 Pistols, 05 Pistol Magazines, 105 Pistol bullets, 04 Pakistan made balloons, 01 flag of Tehreek ul Mujahideen Jammu and Kashmir and 18 posters of J&K Gazanavi Force,” said a police spokesman in a statement.