Huge cache of explosive material recovered in Awantipora, major militant attack averted:Police

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have unearthed huge Cache of Explosive material in South Kashmir’s Awantipora.

In a statement, police said that acting on tipoff about the presence of militant of outfit Jaish-e- Mohammad, Police, 42 Rashtriya Rifles and 130 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force conducted a joint search of the nursery area near forests of village Gadikhal Awantipora.

During search of the said forest area 02 explosive dumps were found which were concealed underground in 02 different 250 liters plastic tanks.

In one plastic tank 416 high explosive gelatin sticks were kept concealed and have been recovered. In an another plastic tank 50 detonators were recovered. The detonators were destroyed by the Bomb Disposal Squad on the spot, due to their risk of carrying/transporting.

By virtue of this recovery Security Forces have been able to avert some major militant attack by means of explosive substances.

Consequent upon this case FIR number 126/2020 under relevant sections of Unlawful Activity Act has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been taken up, says the statement.(GNS)

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