KULGAM — Security forces on Saturday recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from a vehicle on national highway near Qazigund area of Kulgam district and arrested two persons.

A senior police officer said that a joint team of security forces arrested two persons during random checking in Lower Munda area of Qazigund in a dumper vehicle under registration number JKO2B-0949 with arms and ammunition.

“A huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the vehicle which include two AK-56 rifles, 8 AK mags, 10 9mm pistols, 18 pistol mags, 90 9×19 mm ammunition and nine grenades,” he said, adding that two persons were arrested as well.

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The officer identified the arrested duo as Mehraj Ahmad Bhat and Zahid Nabi Dar, both from Samboora area of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A case under FIR No. 127/2021 under section 7/25 IA Act 13, 16, 18B 19, 20, 38, 39, ULAP Act has been registered and further investigation has been taken up, official concluded.

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