PoK authorities suspended both travel and trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road after 110 packets of brown sugar worth Rs. 100 crore were recovered from a truck coming from across the LoC on January 17. The driver of the vehicle was arrested.
The PoK authorities in retaliation detained 27 Indian drivers and their trucks demanding release of the arrested driver. They also refused to take back 48 other PoK drivers till their demand was met. The officials from two sides held several meetings to break the deadlock and during the latest round of talks on January 30 decided to resume the Bus service. They also decided to continue the talks to work out a solution to the impasse in the trade.