Hideout busted in Rajouri’s Thannamandi, arms, ammunition seized

Jammu : Security forces on Friday busted a militant hideout and recovered cache of arms and ammunition in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police spokesman here said that information was received about some suspicious movement in upper reaches of Azmatabad area of Thanamandi.

A joint search operation was launched by Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police in the general areas of Manyal, Danna and Kopra, he said.

He added that during the search operation, the joint party unearthed a hideout in general area Manyal, where from a dumped stock of arms and ammunition comprising of four pistols with eight (08) magazines and 105 rounds, one AK with two magazines and fifty-four rounds along with packaging material and tying ropes was recovered.

An FIR was registered and investigation started. From initial investigations, it appears that this cache of arms and ammunition may have recently been dropped in the area from across and was meant for onward transmission to the Kashmir Valley. Further investigation is underway, said the spokesman.

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