J&K: Hideout busted in North Kashmir, arms & ammunition recovered ! Police

Kupwara, June 07,2023

Security forces have busted an old hideout in Lolab area of Kupwara and recovered arms and ammunition from it. A specific input from a relaible source with respect to a old hideout & presence of some arms & ammunition in General area of Kangur Nala, Tekipora was received by RR Sector deployed in Charkut, Lolab on early morning of 06 June. The 28 RR deployed in Lolab immediately launched a jungle search operation in the said area. The search did not yield any result despite thorough combing on 06 Jun.

However, the source was quite sure of the presence of hideout & arms/ammunition. Hence, additional columns of RR under the CO and Special Forces were inducted in early hours of 07 Jun. The area was again combed from Kowut Top astride Kangur Nala. Thorough search & perseverance resulted in busting of a hide out astride Kangur Nala wherein following arms & ammunition were recovered :

UBGL Russian Made : 01
UBGL Grenade : 01
Chinese Grenades Type 1 : 06
Chinese Hand Grenade : 02
Magzine AK 47 : 02
7.62mm AK 47 Rounds : 60
Bino : 01
Pouch : 01.

The items have been deposited by the RR battalion with the Police as per norms. The successful recovery has certainly averted a suspected misadventure by terrorists/OGW & their nefarious attempts to disturb the peace & tranquility in the area.
Legal action has been initiated by Police into the recovery of arms and ammunition .