Militant hideout busted, huge cache of arms recovered in J&K

Acting on a tip-off, the Army and local police launched a joint operation in Batni Hayan forest in Seoj area and seized the cache of arms and ammunition.

PTI| Updated: Nov 07, 2016, 21:25 PM IST

Bhaderwah (J&K): Security forces today busted a militant hideout in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from an underground dump.

Acting on a tip-off, the Army and local police launched a joint operation in Batni Hayan forest in Seoj area, 16 km from Bhaderwah town, and seized the cache of arms and ammunition, a police officer said.

"We busted the underground terrorist hideout in Batni Hayan forest today afternoon and discovered war-like stores," Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Bhaderwah, Sardar Sajjad Ahmed Khan said.

An AK 47 rifle, 9 mm Chinese pistol, Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), 22 UBGL grenades, 11 AK 47 magazines, hand grenades, detonators and IEDs among others were found hidden in the underground dump, he said.

A case has been registered in this regard, Khan added.