Jammu: Security forces on Monday busted a
massive double-storeyed hideout of slain LeT operative Abu
Musa in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a
huge cache of arms and ammunition from there.
The recoveries included 4 rifles, 5164 rounds and 97
explosive devices, a senior army officer said tonight.
Acting on a tip-off about the hideout, Army troops
launched a search operation in dense forest areas of Sarnihal
Jungle, near Village Pathalan, about 11 Km south-west of
Banihal town in Ramban district today, he said.
A well concealed natural cave type double-storeyed
hideout measuring 17 feet in length, 10 feet in width and 15
feet in height with a 2 feet by 1 feet entrance was busted by
a joint column of Rashtriya Rifles, he said.
A huge consignment of arms and ammunition including one
Pika Machine Gun, three country-made single-barrel rifles,
1404 rounds of Pika ammunition, 3717 rounds of AK, 41 Chinese
grenades, 13 Rocket-propelled grenades, 5 AK magazines, 6 RPG
chargers, 1 binocular, 1 hand-held radio set, 34 electric
detonators, 36 rounds (belted) of Universal Machine Gun, 3
bombs(High Explosive) of 60 mm Mortar and 7 rounds of an
unidentified weapon were recovered from the spot, he said.
In addition to these, 4 blankets, 20 kg rice, 5 kgs of
assorted condiments and one cooking utensil were recovered
from the hideout.
It is believed that this hideout had been constructed by
the dreaded LeT Divisional Commander Ayaz Ahmed Malik alias
Abu Musa, who was gunned down, along with his associate
Zulkernain by the security forces on 24 April this year.