Police recover explosives, ammunition from militant hideout in Awantipora forests

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

In a statement, the police said that based on the credible input at about presence of militants of outfit Lashkar e Tobiya in the forest area of Badroo Barsoo, Awantipora.

Police along with 50RR and 130 BN CRPF launched a search in the said forest area during the night hours of 12/13 August.

They said that, during search in the early morning hours two hideouts of outfit Lashkar-e-Tobiya were busted and destroyed.

Incriminating material and huge cache of explosive material and ammunition have been recovered from the busted and destroyed hide outs which include, Ammunition AK 47: 1918 rounds, 2 Hand Grenades, 1 UBGL thrower, 3 UBGL, Half a bag of ammonium nitrate like substance, 05 Gelatin sticks, Crude pipe bomb and three code sheets.

Other materials include Indian currency Rs 5400/= ( five thousand and four hundred), food items, utensils, gas stoves, 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.


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