Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said that a case has been registered and investigation taken up after army reported two persons were killed and weaponry recovered from their possession along the Line of Control in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara.
“As reported by Army at approx 0015hrs, on 28th June some suspicious movement was observed close to the fence in general area India Gate – Bichu in Keran sector of Kupwara by own fence patrol party,” a police spokesperson said in a statement, adding, “The suspected movement was challenged by Army’s patrol party. On being challenged, fire was drawn on own party from the fence side which was retaliated.”
On search, the spokesperson quoting army said that individuals were found dead on fence “in possession of 04 AK rifles, 08 Magazines and 02 packets of narcotics whereas 02 more AK rifles along with magazines and 04 grenades were found on the other side of fence.”
“It is believed that both the individuals identified as Majid Chechi & Samsudin Beigh had come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics and to facilitate infiltration of terrorists in the general area of Rauta Nar at fence,” he said, adding, “War like store has been recovered in the operation which include AK 47 & 56 rifles – 05, AK rifle Shortgun – 01, Magazines-15, 7.62mm API rds – 128 rounds, 7.62mm Ball rounds – 177 rounds, Grenades- 04 and Narcotics – 2 pkts.”
The spokesperson said that a case registered and investigation taken up.