Reyaz Rashid

Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered in Dulanja Uri: Army

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Baramulla: Army and police on Thursday claimed to have recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from Dulanja area of Uri along Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Addressing a press conference at Uri brigade, Commanding Officer 8 Rashtriya Rifles Vivek Venkat flanked by SDPO Uri said that “the security forces had been receiving regular inputs over a week now about  delivery of arms consignment in areas
along the LOC.”
Accordingly, as per the Army officer, a slew of search operations were organised along areas
astride Jhelum River including Kala Bhat, Chappar, Dhulanja, Cutting Area, Dhuianja Infantry Safe Line (ISL).
“On September 9, a credible input was received from Jammu Kashmir Police regarding presence of a cache of small arms in general Area Dulanja”, the officer said.
“Consequently post deliberate planning, a specific search was launched in general area Dulanja Infantry Safe Line (ISL) at 1320 hours by a team which continued throughout the day”, the officer said adding  “The searches culminated in the recovery of War-like stores in general area cutting on September 10 at 0525 hours.”
The arms and ammunition recovered during the searches include two M16 Rifles (Pak Origin), two Pistols (Pak Origin), four Magazines (M16 Rifle), and four Magazines (Pistols), the officer maintained.
The press conference was also attended by concerned police officials including SDPO and SHO Uri.

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