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SRINAGAR — Police along with security forces have arrested a militant associate linked with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Bandipora and recovered explosives and ammunition from his possession.

“On specific information regarding movement of militants in Aloosa area of Bandipora, a special checkpoint was established near canal road Aloosa, jointly by Police, 26 Assam Rifles & 3rd Bn CRPF,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency KNO.

“During checking, one militant associate linked with LeT was apprehended. He has been identified as Jamshed Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rashid, a resident of Aloosa Bandipora,” he said.

Incriminating materials, ammunition and explosive including one Chinese grenade and 12 live AK-47 rounds was recovered from his possession, police said.

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Regarding the incident, a case under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Bandipora and further investigation has been initiated.

Huge cache of ammo recovered in Haphruda forests in Kupwara

The security forces and police on Thursday recovered a huge cache of ammunition in the Haphruda forest in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A statement issued to the news agency KNO said that in a joint operation, Indian Army along with Handwara Police, based on reliable input, carried out a specific jungle search in Haphruda forest in north Kupwara district in the early morning of April 6, 2023.

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The search resulted in the recovery of a huge cache of ammunition including 720 rounds of 7.62 mm (most likely of Chinese origin), five rounds of RPGs, nine booster tubes of RPG and 10 UBGL grenades (most likely of Russian origin), the statement said.

“The ammunition was concealed in two locs in the jungle area with adequate packaging. In fact, few of the ammunition has been found in sealed packages,” it said, adding that a thorough jungle search was launched by Haphruda COB and Handwara Police personnel in the general area of Haphruda forest for any more caches of arms and ammunition or for any hideout.

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