Multiple hideouts busted by Indian Army along LoC

Sakal Times News Desk
Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The movement was from a village close to the Line of Control and the suspects crossed into Indian territory. Due to terrain of thick foliage and weather condition an alert of likely infiltration attempt was sounded.

Alert troops detected movement of suspicious persons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rampur Sector, Baramulla district on Sunday.

The movement was from a village close to the Line of Control and the suspects crossed into Indian territory. Due to terrain of thick foliage and weather condition an alert of likely infiltration attempt was sounded.

The Surveillance Grid was beefed up all across the area and along the likely infiltration routes; ambushes were sited to thwart any attempt of infiltration. The surveillance continued throughout the night.

Subsequently, the next morning at around 5:00 am a search of the area was carried out. After an extensive search of seven hours, a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from well-concealed locations in two hideouts in Rampur Sector.

The cache of arms recovered comprised of five AK Series Rifles along with six magazines & two sealed boxes with 1254 rounds of AK ammunition, six pistols with nine magazines and six rounds, twenty-one grenades, two UBGL grenades and two Kenwood Radio sets with one antenna.

The area has villages ahead of the anti-infiltration fence. The suspected modus operandi is to drop war like stores in caches near the Line of Control, subsequently, OGWs or terrorists would pick the same for further transportation into the hinterland for terror activities.

As reported earlier, similar attempts were made on July 22, this year, when inputs were received regarding likely weapon drop along the Line of Control ahead of the anti-infiltration fence. During the search operation along the Line of Control in Rampur Sector, Baramulla, one AKS-74U with magazines, five pistols one with Chinese markings and magazines, 24 grenades and other warlike stores were recovered.

The modus operandi shows desperate attempts by Pakistan based terror groups to infiltrate weapons into Jammu and Kashmir for terror activities, with the active connivance of Pakistan Army. Robust surveillance and Line of Control domination activities will continue to deny all such misadventures.

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