Kashmir: In yet another successful operation in the Jammu and Kashmir Valley, the Indian Army thwarted another major arms haul in Poonch District today ahead of Independence Day celebrations on August 15.
As per reports, the Indian Army Search Operation Troops recovered large quantity of arms and explosive materials, including 7 assault rifles, 14 hand grenades and 401 rounds of live 7.62 ammunition, while conducting search and combing operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
According to defence spokesperson, the armed forces recovered the arms and explosives from the Chapriyan-KP Nala area of Mandi tehsil.
Reports also added that the recoveries included four 9mm pistols with seven magazines and 31 rounds, four carrying bags, one AK-56 rifle (with sling) along with three loaded magazines, one 7.62mm rifle of foreign origin, one revolver, 14 hand grenades and one AK-47 Bayonet.
It may be mentioned that on Wednesday, another huge cache of Arms, live ammunition and explosives were seized by the Delhi Police special cell from two men hailing from Shamli area of Uttar Pradesh.
The arms consignment consisted of assault rifles, country-made and imported pistols, and carbines.
According to police, the two arms dealers have been identified as Azim Mohammad and Aas Mohammed who were caught by the police while smuggling in around 50 pistols and 50 cartridges to New Delhi via train. On further investigations, more assault rifles of Kalashnikov variants and carbines were recovered from the duo.
Meanwhile, sources in Delhi Police did not rule out the possibility of a terror attack as the recovery was made just at the wake of the independence celebrations.
Also, Security Agencies had foiled another terror attack a few days earlier as they arrested a Kashmiri youth in Jammu on August 5 when he was travelling in a Delhi-bound train.
Police personnel seized eight hand grenades and a sum of Rs 60,850 from the youth identified as Arfan Wani who is a resident of Pulwama’s Awantipora.
As per intelligence reports, earlier last month, it had warned the security forces that Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed might attempt to disrupt the Independence day celebrations to be celebrated on August 15 in India.