Huge cache of explosive material recovered in Awantipora, says police

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have unearthed huge cache of explosive material in South Kashmir’s Awantipora area.

In a statement, police said that acting on a tipoff about the presence of militant of outfit Jaish-e- Mohammad, Police, 42 RR and 130 BN CRPF conducted a joint search of the nursery area near forests of village Gadikhal Awantipora.

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

In one plastic tank 416, high explosive gelatin sticks were kept concealed and have been recovered. In 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 the recovery, armed forces personnel 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.


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