JAMMU: Hours after Border Security Force said to have fired at a drone, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have recovered three remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), six grenades and a pistol besides other ammunition in RS Pora area of Jammu.
“On the basis of input regarding drone activity and dropping of arms and ammunition by Pak based (militant) outfits LeT/TRF on the behest of Pak agency ISI in RS Pura Arnia area, a special search operation was launched by the police, including SOG,” a police spokesman said in a statement, adding, “During the search operation three boxes of the arms ammunition which were dropped through drone during night hours were recovered by the search party from Treva village of Arnia, R S Pura”.
The arms, ammunition and explosives recovered during a search operation in the arena area, police said include three remote-controlled IEDs, as many detonators, 3 explosive bottles, one bundle of Cordtex wire, two-timers of IEDs, one pistol, its two magazines, six grenades and 70 rounds.
“Dropping of this huge arms and explosive depicts a major (militant) plan of the Pak-based (LeT/TRF) outfit,” he said, adding, “With the recovery of this huge consignment of arms and explosive, a major (militant) plot have been averted by the alert troops of J&K police.”
SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli said that a case (FIR no. 12/2022) under relevant sections and laws has been registered in police station Arnia and further investigations in the instant case are underway.
Earlier BSF said: “Drone movement was observed near RS Pura, Arnia sectors of the International Border area. The drone returned after the BSF fired 10 to 20 rounds.” (GNS)