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Security forces recover arms, ammunition in Poonch

Hideout busted in Poonch

JAMMU: BSF, army and police on Monday recovered two AK-47 rifles, a pistol and four grenades besides a cache of ammunition from a hideout in Poonch district, official said.

They said based on specific input, a joint operation was launched by BSF along with RR and SOG of police in the forest area at Sangad Mankot in the Mendhar area of the mountainous district.

During searches, the officials said that two AK-47 rifles, its four magazines and 257 rounds, one Chinese pistol along with the magazine, 68 (9 mm) rounds and 23 (7.65mm) rounds, one of Set I-Com, four grenades, 13 detonators (four non-electric and 9 electric type, 15 fuse detonator of chinese grenades, 16 metres of Cordex , two mobile phones (Nokia), 12 battery mobile chargers and two batteries (9V).

A police officer said the operation was led by DySP Poonch Manish Sharma (JKPS) under the supervision of SSP Poonch Dr Vinod Kumar (IPS). In this regard, he said FIR has been registered and investigation started. (GNS)


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