Srinagar: In a major blow to the intentions of terrorist groups operating from across Line of Control, Indian Army & JKP foiled their design to deliver huge cache of weapons, ammunition, grenades and other war like stores to cause terror activities and unrest in the Valley.
On 27 September 2022, based on intelligence from Police and human sources of the Indian Army under aegis of 109 Infantry Brigade launched a search operation along Naushera Nard till the Line of Control in Gurez Sector of Kupwara District. After three days of search, a hideout was found along the Nala on 29 Sep 2022, very close to the Line of Control. On digging, a huge weapon cache of 07 AK Rifles, 02 Chinese Pistols, 13 Chinese Grenades, 21 AK magazines, 04 pistol magazines, 1190 AK ammunition and 132 Pistol ammunition were recovered.
Recovery of this large size of War Like Stores close to the Line of Control has given a major setback to the terrorist groups attempting to fuel violence in Kashmir Valley and has prevented unrest and loss of innocent lives.
According to police sources, these weapons and War Like Stores were likely dropped at Line of Control for being picked up by terrorists and anti-national elements on the Indian side and further transported to Bandipora and other areas in hinterland.
PRO (Defence) Srinagar
Police wrote in a statement “Bandipora Police and Army recovered huge #arms & ammunition including 7 AK-47 rifles, 2 Pistols, 21 AK Magazines, 1190 rounds, 132 pistol rounds, 13 grenades & other #incriminating materials in Nowshehra Nard, Gurez area of #Bandipora. Case registered.