KUPWARA — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday claimed to have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition besides narcotics even as having arrested an individual in frontier north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“In a major success on anti-militant activities, Kupwara Police has arrested a person from Karnah area of the district and recovered huge quantity of arms, ammunition, and narcotics,” reads a statement issued to the news agency GNS.
“Based on specific information received by District Police Kupwara, that a huge consignment of arms, ammunition, and narcotics has been smuggled in by two persons in Chatkadi area of Police Station Karnah, a joint search operation was carried by a police team led by SHO Karnah along with a team of Army from 6 JAK RIF,” the statement reads.
It added, “During the search operation, one Umar Aziz son of Aziz-u-Rehman Kumar, a resident Chatkadi, was apprehended. On his sustained questioning, Umar confessed to receiving a consignment of arms, ammunition, and narcotics by him and his other associate. On Umar’s disclosure, a detailed search was carried out and a huge consignment of narcotics and arms and ammunition was recovered from Garangnard Chatkadi.”
The recovery, the statement reads, includes five Pistols, 10 Pistol Magazines, 77 Pistol rounds, one pistol cleaning rod, one Pistol User Manual guide, four Hand Grenades, and 10 packets of Heroin-like narcotics substance weighing 9.450 kgs.
“An FIR under number 01/2023 u/s 7/25 IA Act, 5 Explosive Substances Act 8/21-29 NDPS Act 13, 18, 20, 23 & 38 UA(P) Act stands registered and an investigation was taken up,” the statement added further.
“As per inputs, the consignment was meant for the TRF offshoot of proscribed militant organization Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT),” reads the statement.