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Drone-Dropped Arms Consignment From Pakistan Seized Near Jammu Border

Jammu: An arms consignment believed to have been dropped by a drone from Pakistan-based terrorists was seized in Akhnoor sector right here within the early hours of Tuesday, a senior police officer mentioned.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Jammu) Shridhar Patil mentioned two packets containing two AK assault rifles, three magazines with 90 rounds and a pistol with two magazines and 14 rounds had been seized in a joint operation by police and particular forces of the Military from Sohal Khad, situated at an aerial distance of 13 km from the border.

“We have successfully scuttled the attempt to send weapons to the terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir… Dropping weapons from drones is a new technique being used by terrorist organizations,” he instructed reporters right here.

He mentioned investigation is on to establish the terrorist group which is behind the dropping of the weapons.

“A case has been registered in connection with the recovery of the weapons and further investigation is on,” Patil mentioned.

He mentioned safety companies are conscious of the risk posed by means of drones to drop weapons in India from throughout the border and “we are tackling it by the use of technology and human intelligence. Human intelligence played a key role in today’s recovery”.

The arms and ammunition had been packed in blue thermacol with wood fittings, wrapped by adhesive tape, the officer mentioned, including that two rolls of parachute thread about 300 metre in size was additionally seized.

The SSP mentioned a joint operation was launched after credible info was acquired a few deliberate try by anti-national parts to smuggle arms into India.

“The search operation was started at various places in Jammu, including Sohal Khad, Shamshan Ghat, Punnu Chowk, Sohal Market in Akhnoor sector. While recovering a packet containing arms, the sound of a drone was heard but it was not visible due to darkness,” he mentioned.

Patil mentioned steady search led to the restoration of one other packet of arms and ammunition.

(PTI)

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