Hideout busted in south Kashmir; huge arms, ammunition recovered: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a hideout in Barsu area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

In a statement issued to a press, the police said that based on the credible input at about the presence of militants of outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba in the forest area of Badroo Barsoo, Awantipora, it along with the army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles and 130 BN Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a search in the said forest area during the night hours of 12 and 13 August.

The statement claimed that during the search in the early morning hours two hideouts of outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba were busted and destroyed.

Incriminating material and a huge cache of explosive material and ammunition have been recovered from the busted and destroyed hideouts which include, Ammunition AK 47: 1918 rounds, 2 hand grenades, a UBGL thrower, four UBGL grenades, and half a bag of ammonium nitrate like substance, five gelatin sticks, crude pipe bomb, and three code sheet.

Other materials include Indian currency rupees 5,400, food items, utensils, gas stoves, a gas cylinder, and other material.

Case FIR number 106/2020 U/s 18, 20, 23 ULAP, 4 Explosive substance Act, 7/25 Arms Act stands registered at police station Awantipora, the official added. (GNS)

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