Terror hideout busted in Rajouri, 1 Pika Rifle & ammunition recovered

Srinagar, July 22: Leaving no stone unturned to stop the revival of militancy in Pir Panchal region of Jammu division, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the security forces have launched massive operations to bust all the hideouts of militants. On Wednesday, JK Police and security forces busted a militant hideout in Thanamandi area of Rajouri district. War like stores that included a Pika Gun were recovered during the searches.

Chandan Kohli, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajouri, said that an information was received by the police regarding suspected presence of a militant hideout in Manyal area of Thanamandi after which teams of the Rajouri police, Special Operation Group and 38 Rashtriya Rifles launched a Cordon and Search Operation late Tuesday. “The entire area was kept under cordon and in the wee hours of Wednesday, searches were launched during which a militant hideout established under a portion of dense bushes was busted,” said the SSP.

Kohli added that 1 Pike Rifle, 1 Chinese Pistol, 1 Local Pistol, 1 AK-47 Magazine, 2 Pistol Magazines, 168 Pika rounds, 47 AK rounds, 4 pistol rounds, 2 UBGL grenades, 1 Binocular, 8 Ammunition belts, 1 Antenna and 1 Tape recorder have been recovered from the hideout.

Two days ago, on Monday the police had busted a terror funding module of Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) tasked to activate its cadres in the Jammu region.

“We have arrested one person and his contacts are being traced,” officials at the Zonal Police Headquarters in Jammu said. They added that the operation to track down Hawala mole was carried out after police received information that LeT has activated a module of its members for carrying out terrorist activities in the Union Territory, particularly in the Jammu region, and in furtherance to this, a delivery of funds was to take place in Jammu.

A senior police officer at zonal police headquarters said that there have been reports that terrorists infiltrate through the Jammu region. “We have eliminated some of them in last three months,” said a senior police officer “We are leaving no stone unturned to stop any revival of terrorism in the Jammu division.”

Shabir Ahmad
Shabir Ahmad
Writer is a senior Journalist based in Kashmir Valley

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