DODA, SEPTEMBER 21
A hideout has been busted in Gubbar forest of Chiralla area in Doda. Huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered by the police.
Acting on specific information, Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under Delta Force launched a swift and surgical joint search operation in Gubbar Forest near Chirala Bowl in Doda district and busted a huge cache.
The operation resulted in the recovery of huge cache of arms, ammunition and other war like stores, which included one Self Loading Rifle (SLR) , two Chinese Pistols , two 12 Bore Rifles, one .303 Rifle, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) Grenade, two Chinese Hand Grenades, one 51MM Motor bomb, Six Self Loading Rifle (SLR) and three Pistol Magazines, one .303 Rifle Magazine, 10 Rounds 9mm Ball Ammunition, 891 rounds of 7.62mm SLR Ammunition, one Night Vision Device (NVD), one Anti Personal Mine, one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Sensor, one Binocular , one Walkman, one Pouch, and sustenance stores from a natural cave hideout in the Gubbar Forest.
The recovered arms are likely to belong to one of the terrorist tanzeems of the area, active in the past, which could have been hidden for later usage. The arms were well hidden and concealed in a natural cave of size approx 4×2 Feet.
The recovery of war like stores was possible only due to the accurate intelligence developed by the Army and launching of well synchronised joint operation with JKP and CRPF in the dense jungle, in a relentless day and night operation of 48 hours.
Alongwith the four columns of Rashtriya Rifles, ‘D’ coy 42 Battalion SSB, Bhatyas also participated in the operation. The recovered arms and ammunition were handed over to Thatri Police Station wherein, an FIR has been lodged.
Recovery of such war like stores will prove detrimental to the revival of terrorism in the area and further strengthen the existing security grid. General Officer Commanding, Delta Force complimented the troops who took part in the operation and commented that the recovery of this cache is in continuation of the sustained efforts by Delta Force towards dismantling of terrorist infrastructure and support base of remnant terrorist in Chenab Valley.