The sustained joint efforts of Security Forces and JKP to deny terrorists in Kishtwar district an opportunity to revive militancy led to unearthing a cache of weapons and ammunition from a hideout near the remote area of Kasiyan in Kishtwar district today. This cache had the potential to be utilised in abetting terrorist activity in the region especially during the holy month of Ramzan and the forthcoming Machel Yatra.
The recovered arms and ammunition was a result of information provided by a reliable local source of area which was acted upon by a joint team of troops of Delta Force located at Jangalwar alongwith Kishtwar Police. The deliberate search of the area of 48 hours amidst thick vegetation and in poor weather conditions led to the recovery of one AK-56 Rifle with three magazines, two Pistols with two magazines, one under Barrel Grenade launcher, 423 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, 20 rounds of Pistol ammunition, nine Under Barrel Grenade launcher Grenades, 13 Hand Grenades and two Kenwood Radio Sets.
Major General AS Rawat, General Officer Commanding, Delta Force complimented the efforts and said, “This recovery is indeed a major blow to the inimical elements and those harboring terrorist activities in the district which reinforces Security Force’s positive control in the hinterland of Kishtwar”.