M S Nazki
Police and army claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Ramban district by recovering bullets.
“On April 4, information was received through reliable sources regarding the presence of cache of arms, ammunition and related material in the far flung hilly and forested area of tehsil Khari of District Ramban,” a police official said.
Acting swiftly on the input, the official said, a joint search operation of Police and 23 RR of Army was launched and suspected hideout locations were searched which continued till evening during which the suspected militant hideout was busted. He said recoveries include 256 number 7.62 MM Cartridges, 36 7.62-MM Empty Cartridges, 5 AK-47 Magazine, 34 9-MM Cartridges, one 9-MM Empty Cartridges, two 9-MM Empty Magazine, two Pika ammunitions, 6 Pika Empty Cartridges , one Pika Belt, one 52-MM Mortar , four Detonators, two-ft Cordex, one Knife, one Lantern, one Kerosene Lamp, one Tape Recorder, one Walkman with headphone, five Audio Cassette, one Itar, one Watch, two Old Bags, one LMG Ammunition Belt Box and two identity Cards
“In this regard, a case FIR no. 77/2023 u/s 7/25 Arms act and Sec 4 Explosives substances act has been registered at police station Banihal and investigation has been taken up,” the official added.