3 militant hideouts busted; arms recovered in J&K

Security forces busted 3 militant hideouts in Poonch, Rajouri and Ramban districts of J&K and recovered arms and ammunition, police said on Thursday.

Updated: Apr 29, 2010, 20:15 PM IST

Jammu: Security forces busted three militant
hideouts in Poonch, Rajouri and Ramban districts of Jammu and
Kashmir and recovered arms and ammunition, police said on Thursday.

On specific information, a joint team of army and
police carried out a search operation and busted a hideout in
the forest area of Nangali, about 220 kms from here, in Poonch
district around 1600 hours today, they said.

The recoveries included two AK-47 rifles with two
magazines, two Chinese pistols with one magazine, 242 Pika
rounds and one ground sheet.

Troops also busted a hideout at Nand Nallah area of
Rajouri and recovered two hand grenades, seven rounds of
pistol, two rounds of Pika rifle, two magazines, three
detonators and some eatables, police said.

Another militant hideout at Chaba, around 180 kms from
here, was busted last evening when Rashtriya Rifle troops and
police carried out a joint operation, they said.

The recoveries included one AK-56 rifle with two
magazines and 25 rounds and another eight rounds of Pika
ammunition, they said.


Yangon: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu
Kyi filed a lawsuit with Myanmar`s Supreme Court on Thursday in an
attempt to prevent the dissolution of her party under a
controversial new election law.

The detained pro-democracy icon`s lawyer said two
suits were submitted against the top junta leader Senior
General Than Shwe, one on behalf of Suu Kyi herself and the
other by her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).
The Nobel peace laureate asked the court to annul the
part of the election law that would have forced the party to
oust its detained leader in order to participate in the first
polls to be held in two decades.

Instead, her party decided last month to boycott the
elections, which are expected to be later this year. The NLD
faces dissolution if it fails to re-register by May 6.

In addition, the lawsuits asked for the formation of a
parliament made up of lawmakers who won in 1990 elections, her
lawyer Kyi Win told reporters.

The Supreme Court is expected to announce Friday
whether it will accept the request to hear the matter, he

Suu Kyi`s party won a landslide victory in the 1990
polls, but the junta never allowed it to take office, and
placed her under house arrest for 14 of the next 20 years.
Myanmar`s new election law nullifies the result of the
1990 polls.

"You can`t change the rules during the game," Kyi Win
said of the new legislation. "We have to say these matters at
the high court if we are allowed."

In February the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by
Suu Kyi against her extended house arrest.