Jammu, June 14: Based on specific input received from local sources about the presence of cache of arms and ammunition, troops of Talwara based Rashtriya Rifles under Uniform Force based at Reasi in a joint operation with personnel of JKP ex Police Station Arnas conducted search and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in general area of Panasa Forest of Reasi District.
The troops conducted a thorough search of the entire forested area and recovered the cache from a natural hideout. The cache included one Rifle AK-56, four magazines of Rifle AK-56, one Pistol, one magazine of Pistol, one Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher, 46 cartridges of ammunition AK-56, nine fired cases of ammunition AK-56 and one Hand Held Radio Set.
The timely recovery of the arms and ammunition has thwarted any untoward incident in the area said Defense Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta. The Talwara based Rashtriya Rifles battalion has been continuously conducting operations to break the backbone of militancy and bring back total normalcy in the region.