SRINAGAR, Dec 24: Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Army seized a large cache of rifles and ammunition in Uri’s Hathlanga Sector in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday.
In a tweet, Baramulla Police stated that in a joint operation, police and army 3Rajput discovered a large cache of rifles and ammunition from Uri’s Hathlanga sector.
“8 AK74u, 24 AK 74 Magazines, 12 Chinese Pistols, 24 pistol magazines, 9 Chinese grenades, 5 Pak Grenades, 5 wheat bags, 81 Pak Balloons, 560 rounds of AK Rifle, and 244 rounds of the pistol were recovered from the area”, it said.
A senior police official said that Baramulla police and 3Rajput of the army seized a sizable cache of ammunition and weapons from the Hathlanga region of Uri during a combined operation.
Giving more specifics, the officer stated that 560 AK rifle rounds and 244 pistol rounds, as well as 8 AK74u, 24 AK 74 magazines, 12 Chinese pistols, 24 pistol magazines, 9 Chinese grenades, 5 Pak grenades, 5 wheat sacks, and 81 Pak balloons, were all found in the area.
In the interim, a case related to this has been opened, and investigations have begun.
Earlier in November, security forces raided a terrorist stronghold in Poonch, a border district in Jammu and Kashmir, and seized a big cache of weaponry and explosives. According to the news agency PTI, the recoveries from the hideout included two AK assault rifles, six magazines, 69 rounds, one pistol with a magazine, and five hand grenades