Militant hideout busted in Ramban woods: Official

Militant hideout busted in Ramban woods
Militant hideout busted in Ramban woods

JAMMU — 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 in a statement to the news agency GNS.

Acting swiftly on the input, the official said, a joint search operation of Police and 23 RR of the Army was launched and suspected hideout locations were searched which continued till evening during which the suspected militant hideout was busted.

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He said recoveries include 256 number 7.62-mm cartridges, 36 7.62-mm empty cartridges, five AK-47 magazines, 34 9-mm cartridges, one 9-mm empty cartridge, two 9-mm empty magazines, two Pika ammunition, six 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 cassettes, one Itar, one watch, two old bags, one LMG ammunition belt box and two identity cards.

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“In this regard, a case FIR No. 77/2023 u/s 7/25 Arms Act and Section 4 of Explosives Substances Act has been registered at Police Station Banihal and investigation has been taken up,” the official added.

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