Forces recover consignment of arms and ammunition in Akhnoor: Police

Jammu, September 22: Government  forces on Tuesday claimed to have recovered a consignment of arms and ammunition in Akhnoor area of Jammu district.

In a statement, the police said that Jammu Police alongwith special forces troops of army have recovered consignment of arms and ammunition in Akhnoor area of Jammu.

On receipt of credible information a joint search operation was launched, all the subordinate units/ Naka were alert to derail the nefarious design anti-national elements. The search operation started at various places in Jammu including Sohal Khad, Shamshan Ghat, Punnu Chowk, Sohal Market etc of Akhnoor.

During search operation consignment of arms and ammunition was recovered from Sohal Khad, at about 00:50 Hrs in the intervening night of 21/22 September.

While recovering the consignment a drone sound was heard but due to dark the same was not visible from the said place. Continuous search led to recovery of another consignment of arms and ammunition.

The recovered Arms and ammunition was dropped by the terrorist to carry out militant activities in J&K UT.

The statement further stated that accordingly FIR NO. 156/2020 U/S 121, 121-A, 123, 120-B, IPC, 13/21 ULA(P) Act, 7/27 Indian Arms Act was registered with Police station Akhnoor and investigation thereof started.

The details of the Arms and ammunitions recovered are 02 AK-47 Assault Rifles, 02 AK Magazines, 90 Rounds of 7.62 MM Ammunition, 01 Star Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines, 14 Rounds of 9 MM Ammunition ( Star Pistol), Packaging stuff containing blue Thermacol wrapped in adhesive tape with wooden attached fittings (fittings 2 Pkts and Synthetic /parachute thread 2 rolls about 300 mts in length each.

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