On Sunday, the government forces claimed to have busted a militant hideout constructed in the cowshed of a residential house in Pampore village in south Kashmir and recovered “twenty-six round of AK-47”. The police also arrested an over-ground worker of militants during the operation.
The police said in a statement that a joint party of Awantipora police, army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifle, and 110 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force carried out a search in the Pampore house in the morning and discovered “one large hideout” of Lashkar-e-Toiba. The arrested person was identified as Adil Ahmad Shah, a resident of Chandhara area of Pampore.
“The size of the hideout is approximately 10ft x5ft x5ft with small opening coved by a lid and a tunnel of about 6ft leading to the hideout,” the police claimed in a statement. “Incriminating material of proscribed outfit Lashker-e-Taiba and 26 round of AK-47 were recovered from the said hideout.”
The police registered a First Information Report No. 04/2021 at Police Station Pampore under the Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act.