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J&K: Arms, ammunition dropped by Pakistani drone recovered near international border; NIA raids underway

Jammu and Kashmir: Earlier on February 24 this year, a case was registered at Arnia police station regarding recovery of arms and ammunition dropped by Pakistani drone.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: August 18, 2022 10:37 IST
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Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Jammu and Kashmir: Arms, ammunition dropped by Pakistani drone recovered in Jammu

Highlights

  • The arms and ammunition were dropped in Toph village
  • Earlier too, a case of Pakistani drone dropping arms and ammunition was registered in the Valley
  • The accused was then taken into police remand

Jammu and Kashmir: Arms and ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone were recovered by the Jammu and Kashmir police near the international border. According to the police, the arms and ammunition were dropped in Toph village in Jammu.

Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted raids at multiple locations in Jammu, Kathua, Samba and Doda in connection with recovery of arms and ammunition along the International Border.

Officials of the NIA were seen at the residence of Faisal Muneer, the main accused in the drone-dropping case, who was arrested last month.

Jammu and Kashmir Police have made several arrests in recent months in the drone case.

Earlier on February 24 this year, a case was registered at the Arnia police station regarding the recovery of arms and ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone. 

One accused, belonging to Jammu, made revelations that a Pakistani prisoner/handler Mohd Ali Hussain alias Qasim has been instrumental in drone droppings and is the main operative of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Al Badr.

He was then brought before the court on production from Jail and subsequently police remand was taken.

Police said during sustained questioning, the accused confessed to his role in the Arnia weapon drop case and also disclosed two locations where the arms and ammunition dropped by drone had been concealed.

In order to recover the weapons, a police team, along with the magistrate concerned went to the spot one after the another.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Mukesh Singh said, "Though no recovery was made at the first place but at the second place in Toph village (near the International Border) in Phallian Mandal area, a packet of arms, ammunitions and explosives were recovered. When the packet was being opened, the accused attacked one of the police officials and snatched his service rifle. He fired at the police party and tried to flee from the spot."

"In retaliation, the accused got injured and was shifted to Government Medical College Jammu along with an injured police official. The injured terrorist later succumbed to his injuries," said the official.

The dropped packet was then scrutinized with the help of the Bomb disposal squad. 

An AK rifle, magazines, 40 AK rounds, a star pistol, pistol rounds, and Chinese small grenades were recovered from the packet.

The investigation is underway. 

(With inputs from ANI)

 

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