J&K: Terrorist hideout busted in Reasi; weapons, including warlike stores, recovered

Last Updated: Thursday, 18 February 2021 (17:06 IST)
Jammu: Security forces have recovered cache of and from a hideout in forest area of area of district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Official spokesman here said that huge cache of weapons, including warlike stores, recovered in Makkhidhar forest of Reasi District by joint teams of Indian Army and J&K Police Mahore.
 
“In a joint ops on the intervening night of 17-18 Feb, has recovered a huge cache of weapons, including in the hinterlands of Reasi district of Jammu region,” said the spokesman.
 
He added that input was received from reliable source regarding suspicious activity in the remote and dense forests of Makkhidar in Reasi District.
 
These warlike stores were spread over large area in remote uninhabited forests of Makkhidhar forest in Reasi District.
 
Persistent and coordinated efforts of joint search by Indian Army and JKP duly supported by local intelligence units has led to successfully unearth huge cache of and war like stores, he added.
 
The recovery included one AK 47 Rifle, one SL Rifle, one 303 Bolt Rifle, two Chinese Pistols, one Pistol MAG with ammunition, two radio sets with antenna, one AK 47 ammunition box sealed, four UBGL Grenades.
 
This recovery is the outcome of ongoing efforts of JKP with Indian Army to thwart and demolish any attempts to destabilise peace and development South of Pir Panjal Ranges in Jammu Region, he added.
 
The spokesman said that terrorists are in acute shortage of weapons and are desperate to try and disrupt peace and development being embraced by the people of the region after an extremely successful DDC election process.
 
Reasi district has had the highest polling percentage of more than 80 percent during this DDC elections setting a record for the country.
 
The peoplw of has seen through the sinister design and narrative of Pakistan to try and infect the scrouge of violence and disrupt growth and development being embraced by the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
 
This comes immediately few days after security forces recovered war like stores in Jammu bus stand.
 
The Army Spokesperson said that a “huge cache of arms and warlike stores were recovered from the hinterlands of South of Pir Panjal Ranges of Reasi District.”
 
Joint operations by team of Indian Army with JKP Mahore cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to find out the warlike stores and sanitize the area.
 
Pakistan is continuously trying to push terrorists into this side of the border. In past few months the close coordination and synergy between Indian Army, JKP and intelligence agencies have successfully unearthed several caches of war like stores and broken network of Over ground Workers of Pakistan-sponsored terrorists of Lashkar e Toiba and Hizb-ul-Mujaheedin in the hinterlands South of Pir Panjal Ranges. (UNI)