Jammu, Oct 16: The GORKHAS of 93 Infantry Brigade led by Col JV Singh and SOG, Poonch under DSP (Operations) Mr Shezan Bhat jointly busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the mountainous Chapryian – Saujiyan Forest of Poonch District.
Acting on specific information the joint team launched a swift and surgical search operation, which resulted in the recovery of huge cache of arms, ammunition and other war like stores, which include one AK-47 rifle, one 12 bore rifle, one Chinese, two Pak origin & one country made pistol, two Under Barrel Grenade launchers (UBGLs), two RPG boosters, one RCIED and five IEDs alongwith timers, in the Chapriyan forest.
Two Chinese grenades alongwith 47 rounds of AK, 370 Pika rounds, six pistol rounds, two RPG rounds, two UBGL rounds, 10 AK–47 magzines, five pistol magazines, approximately 20 Kg explosives, 500 grams plastic explosive, cordtex safety fuse, firing cable, mobile phone, Battery, Binocular, Insulation tape and wireless system were also recovered from the spot.
The recovered cache of arms and stores are likely to belong to one of the terrorist outfits of the area, active in the past, which could have been hidden for later usage.
The recovery was possible only due to the accurate intelligence developed by SSP Poonch, Mr JS Johar and launching of well synchronised joint operation by Army and Police.
Recovery of such war like stores will prove detrimental to the revival of terrorism in the area and further strengthen the existing security grid. It indeed thwarted evil designs of the militants.