Arms smuggled through border seized near Jawahar Tunnel

Srinagar/ September 9: In a significant development, a huge consignment of arms and ammunition being smuggled from Jammu, through the International Border has been seized by J&K Police and the Indian Army at Srinagar-Jammu highway and some people have been arrested. The J&K Police said that two persons were arrested along with arms and ammunition including M4 US Carbine and an AK rifle by joint party near Jawahar Tunnel in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district late last night.

They said the joint forces intercepted a truck (JK22B-1737) coming from Samba district, near Jawahar Tunnel and recovered one AK rifle with 2 magazines, one M4 US Carbine with 3 magazines, six Chinese pistols with 12 magazines.

Confirming it a senior J&K Police officer said that two persons onboard the truck have been arrested and their interrogation was going on.

The officer identified the duo as Bilal Ahmad (son of Ghulam Muhammad Kuttey) and Shahnwaz Ahmad Mir (son of Zahoor Ahmad Mir), both residents of Shopian.

Besides, the officer said at least three more persons were detained on the lead of Kashmir police from Ramban district in connection with the incident. “The investigations are underway and further details would be shared later,” the officer added.

Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad is a research scholar based in Jammu & Kashmir.

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