Terror module busted in Mendhar, 2 overground workers arrested


Security forces on Saturday arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition while busting a terror module in Mendhar area of Poonch district.

The consignment of arms and ammunition was sent to Poonch from Pakistan occupied Jammu Kashmir.

“On specific input, a joint operation comprising Army, Mendhar police and SOG (special operation group), Jammu, was launched to intercept the couriers of arms, ammunitions and explosives along with other subversive material,” a senior police officer said.

The officer said various teams of security forces were deputed to intercept the couriers of the material along with the arms, ammunitions, explosives and other material to be used in subversive activities.

“The material was supposed to be carried from forward area to hinterland for subversive activities,” the officer said.

He said they have apprehended two accused and arms and ammunition has been recovered from them. “Further interrogations are in progress. The consignment was sent from POJK,” the officer added.

He said they have recovered three Chinese pistols, six pistol magazines and 70 pistol rounds 70, 11 hand grenades, a wireless set, an improvised explosive device (IED), two batteries, two flags, a mobile phone, a charger, a pen drive and other related materials to IED.

An FIR under relevant sections of Unlawful Activity Prevention Act has been registered at police station Mendhar.


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