Terrorist hideout busted in J&K’s Rajouri

Security forces on Friday busted a terrorist hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition including Chinese pistols and explosives in bordering Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri Chandan Kohli here said that busting a militant hideout in the forest area near Gambhir Mughlan, Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles recovered arms, ammunition and explosives that were kept in the hideout in past years.

The top cop said that based on specific information, joint parties of J&K Police and RR headed by Deputy SP PC (OPs) Imtiaz Ahmed, SDPO Manjakote Nisar Khoja and SHO Manjakote Pankaj Sharma along with army officers launched an operation in the dense forest area near Gambhir Mughlan and found a hideout that was created beneath the forest surface using stones.

The recovery included two automatic AK-47 rifles, two AK magazines, 270 bullets of AK, two Chinese pistols, two pistol magazines, 75 Pika rounds, 12 Blank rounds, 10 Detonators and 5-6 Kilograms of Explosive material.

“Searches in the area are going on and police have also taken up investigation of the case after registration of FIR in Manjakote police station under relevant sections of the law,” he said.