The Punjab Police, in a joint operation with the Border Security Force, on Sunday seized assault rifles and live cartridges near the Attari border which, officials said, were pushed into the Indian territory by Pakistani nationals associated with Sikh hardliners.
The police said the recoveries were made just 10 metres from the border with Pakistan in the joint operation carried out based on a tip-off.
The recoveries included one FAL 222 rifle with a magazine loaded with nine live rounds, one AKM-47 rifle with a magazine loaded with five live rounds, one 303 bore gun with seven loaded live rounds, besides one 30 bore calibre China-made pistol with one magazine.
The police said they had received specific intelligence inputs that a cache of weapons was pushed into the Indian territory in the area of border outpost Pulmoran near border village Dhanoa on the intervening night of April 3-4.
They said the searches were conducted based on this input and the consignment smuggled from Pakistan was seized just around 10 metres from the International Border Zero Line between the two countries.
According to intelligence inputs, the consignment was pushed by a Pakistani national, named Bilal, who is closely associated with Sikh hardliners engaged in anti-India activities, they said.
Further investigation, including technical analysis, is being conducted to unearth the network of Bilal’s foreign and Indian associates involved in the supply and further movement of the consignment, the police said.
ISJK commander arrested in Jammu says IGP
The Special Operations Group of the Jammu police on Sunday arrested one terrorist, associated with listed terror outfit Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir(ISJK), averting a terror strike in the Union Territory.
Malik Umaid alias Abdullah, a resident of Yaripora village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, was arrested in Jhajjar Kotli on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, Inspector General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said.
Officials recovered one pistol, eight rounds and cash worth Rs 1,13,000 from the possession of Malik Umaid.
“The terrorist was arrested on specific information around 7 pm and a pistol, eight rounds and Rs 1.13 lakh were seized from his possession. With his arrest, a terror attack by the outfit has been averted,” he said.
The official said police started checking at Jhajjar Kotli after being tipped-off about the possible movement of a terrorist commander.
“One person tried to flee and was chased and apprehended, from whom a pistol and cash, concealed in a bag, were seized,” he said, adding that the man later turned out to be a commander of the ISJK.
A huge amount of cash, one pistol and eight rounds were recovered from a bag he was carrying at the time.
During the inquiry, Umaid revealed that he received a delivery of weapon and cash to carry out a terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said.
A case was registered under Sections 13,17,20 and 23 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against the accused.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested terrorist, Umaid, was in touch with more operatives of the ISJK module, the official said.
Hardcore terrorist associate of banned terror outfit TRF apprehended in Baramulla district
In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, one hard core terrorist associate of banned terror outfit TRF (The Resistance Front) identified as Ihsaan-ul-Haq Khanday of Faisalabad Sopore was apprehended today after a joint check-point by Sopore Police, 22RR and 179Bn CRPF was established at Model Town crossing in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
During the checking, incriminating material including the letter pad of the TRF outfit has been recovered from his possession. Meanwhile, a case under relevant sections of law was registered at the police station. Further investigation into the matter is in progress while more arrests are expected in this regard.