Handwara (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.23: The Indian Army has retrieved a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a hideout of militants near Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir state.
Top brass of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) disclosed this to media.
They said the arms and ammunition were recovered on the basis of intelligence inputs and allied sources. A joint operation with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was conducted in the dense forests of Darishpora.
Major General Sharath Chand, General Officer Commanding of the Kilo Force of Rashtriya Rifles, said the search operation had prevented a major catastrophe that militants would have planned.
He said that one CRPF person was injured during the operation.
“22 RR, which is located in Sopore reacted immediately after getting the information. They were able to cordon off the house. As soon as they cordoned off the area, they (militants) responded with a grenade, which injured one of our policemen,” said Major General Chand.
He said that 10 AK-56 rifles, one AK-47 rifle, one Pika gun, 12 RPG (rocket propelled grenades), five AK magazines, 503 rounds, one UBGL (under barrel grenade launcher), one pistol and five grenades were recovered from the spot. (ANI)