“Based on intelligence inputs about the movement of couriers of arms, ammunition and explosives along with other subversive material, the anti-terror operation was launched jointly by Army, J&K’s Police’s special operations group and Mendhar Police to intercept them. The material they were carrying was meant to be ferried from the forward area to the hinterland for subversive activities,” Jammu IGP Mukesh Singh said.
The recovery included three Chinese pistols, six pistol magazines, 70 pistol rounds, 11 hand grenades, a wireless set, an improvised explosive device (IED), two batteries, two flags, a mobile phone and charger, a pen drive and other material related to IEDs. “The consignment was sent from POK,” IGP Singh added.
“Further investigation into the case is underway to unearth channels and network used for spreading terror in J&K,” Poonch SSP Ramesh Angral said. Earlier on August 31, a joint team of Army and police had busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba module and arrested three affiliates from Mahore in J&K’s Reasi district. On August 8, J&K Police busted another Lashkar module and arrested five associates in the course of the investigation of an youth arrested with Rs 1.5 lakh on July 19.
Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch
Pakistan breached the truce and resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of J&K’s Poonch district on Saturday evening.
“Around 8pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Poonch’s Mankote and Gulpur sectors, to which the Indian Army retaliated befittingly,” Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said.
This was the fourth consecutive day when Pakistani troops targeted areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch district. On Friday (September 11), Pakistan had violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing in Makote sector along the LoC in Poonch district. On Thursday (Sept 10), Pakistan had violated ceasefire four times in Mankote, Degwar, Mendhar and Krishna Ghati sectors. On September 9, Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Degwar and Malti sectors of Poonch district.