Srinagar: A huge cache of arms,
ammunition and explosives were recovered in the Kashmir Valley
and three militant sympathisers were also arrested in separate
operations, officials said on Tuesday.
Troops of 19 Rajput unearthed an arms dump during
search operations at Behak area near the Line of Control in
Trehgam, 130 kms from here, in Kupwara district yesterday,
From the dump, 33 Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)
grenades, 17 rounds of Rocket Projectile Gun (RPG), 14 hand
grenades, two rifle grenades, 100 detonators, an AK assault
rifle with a magazine, a pistol with a magazine were recovered
among other things.
In another operation in Kupwara, security forces
recovered four AK magazines with 68 rounds and two pistol
magazines from Kundanar forest, 90 kms from here, they said.
In a third operation, a militant hideout was busted at
Halkhan village of Kokernag, 80 kms from here, in Anantnag
district of south Kashmir which led to the recovery of a
self-loading rifle with six rounds, a pistol magazine, 151
rounds and 2.5 kgs of explosives, they said.
Two over-ground workers (OGW) identified as Shabir
Ahmad and Sabzar Ahmad Bhat were also arrested by police from
Marhama-Bijbehara, 45 kms from here, in Anantnag district,
Another suspected militant sympathiser Mohammad Akbar
Khan was arrested during a search operation at Aripal village
of Tral, 35 kms from here, in Pulwama district, they said,
adding a hand grenade was recovered from him.