Arms, Explosive smuggling bid foiled in Jammu: Police

Srinagar, July 11: The Jammu police on Sunday claimed to have foiled a bid of smuggling weapon, explosives recovering the same from a truck driver in the vicinity of Jammu city.

Senior Superintendent of Police Jammu, Chandan Kohli said that after some apprehensions and specific inputs regarding bid of smuggling weapons, a high alert was issued across Jammu on Sunday and mobile vehicle checking nakas were laid at more than a dozen places.

Similarly a team of police laid a mobile vehicle checking naka at Purmandal morh under the jurisdiction of Gangyal police station when a truck JK13E 0211 was signalled to stop for frisking, he said.

The driver of the vehicle however tried to avoid the checking by sharing excuses which developed suspicion after which the vehicle was put to thorough frisking, he said.

Divulging into further details, he said that one pistol and two hand grenades were recovered from the vehicle after which driver identified as Muntazir Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmed Bhat resident of Prischoo Pulwama has been arrested.

In initial investigation, the driver has so far divulged that this consignment of weapon, grenades was dropped by drone from across the border and handlers from across tasked him to carry this consignment upto Kashmir valley, he said.

The entire operation of foiling this bid of weapon smuggling was carried out by SoG Jammu and teams of police headed by SP South Deepak Digra and SDPO Gandhir Nagar PK Mengi, he said.

SSP Jammu, Chandan Kohli said that further investigation in this case is going on while questioning of accused driver is going on to unearth more links.

Pertinent to mention here that Jammu police is working hard on Anti militancy front and many militant plots have been foiled in recent past that include recovery of an IED weighing 5.5 KGs and arrest of accused who was tasked to carry out a major IED strike in Jammu but the plot was foiled, he added.

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