Jammu, Jan 3: Police in Poonch district along-with local Army have made third consecutive recovery of arms, ammunition and grenades after recent busting of a militancy module and arrest of three militant associates in Mendhar area of Poonch district along the Line of Control.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral said that the fresh recovery has been made this morning during an operation in LoC village Dabbi of Balakote.
He said that on December 28 last year, three militant associates were arrested in Balakote area near LoC with six hand grenades were recovered from their possession.
The trio include Mustafa Khan, resident of Galuta, Mohammad Yaseen and Rayees Ahmed, both residents of Dabbi Balakote, Poonch.
The SSP further said that 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 a consignment of arms, ammunition and grenades have been recovered on Sunday morning.
The recovery include one pistol, three pistol magazines, thirty five bullets and five hand grenades, he said adding, “the recovery is the third recovery under this module of militant associates busted in LoC area of Mendhar.”
Angral further informed that Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force is the militant outfit which was operating this module from PaK
IGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh said that Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force apart from militant activities is now also trying to carry out militant activities and is attempting to target religious places with an aim to trigger communal tension in Jammu region.
He added in the first recovery of six hand grenades that was made from the arrested three persons, it is evident that grenades were to be lobbed on religious places in Ari and Mendhar town areas of Poonch district.
The second recovery was made from Dabi village wherein two pistols, seventy bullets and two grenades were recovered.
The total recovery made so far include 13 grenades, three pistols, five pistol magazines, 105 pistol bullets, four
Pakistan made ballons, one flag of Tehreek ul Mujahideen Jammu and Kashmir and 18 posters of J&K Gazanavi Force.
“The handlers from across used to drop the consignment in hidden patches right infront of Indian locations and the arrested militant associates than managed to pick it up for further carriage in hinterland,” Angral added.