Jammu, July 26: A joint team of Army and Jammu & Kashmir Police achieved a major success in Sinthan region of Pir Panjal Ranges in the mountainous district of Kishtwar when they busted a sensitive hideout today and recovered a big haul of arms, ammunition and war like stores.
Acting on the tip off from own source about the likelihood of a hideout, troops of Delta Force located at Bhandarkut and Kishtwar Police launched a massive search operation in jungles of Sinthan, region of Pir Panjal mountain in the afternoon of 24 July 2015. The security forces demonstrating steely resolve carried out sustained and deliberate search of the treacherous mountainous area despite inclement weather and incessant rains for last 36 hours before achieving success.
The unearthing of the first hideout in this year in Sinthan region resulted in recovery of one AK-74 alongwith one magazine and 313 rounds, one UBGL, two .303 Rifle, two 12 Bore Rifle, two Radio Sets, two Rockets, two mortar bombs, 38 rounds of SLR Rifle and 14 rounds of Sniper Rifle.
The huge cache of arms and ammunition might have been dumped by the militants inside the cave type hideout to be used at opportune time.