Two persons, carrying hand grenades, were arrested in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Wednesday.Besides, major arms haul were made from two separate militant hideouts in the valley.
According to Srinagar-based police spokesman of the zonal headquarters, two persons, who were roaming suspiciously near Kupwara’s Sumo Stand, 100 km north of Srinagar, were arrested.
“Two hand grenades were recovered from their possession,” said the police official.The police identified the duo as Abdul Rouf Badder and Zafar Iqbal Badder.
“Some suspicious powder was also recovered,” he said.An FIR under Section 7/25 A. Act, 8/20 NDPS Act was registered against the duo.
In a separate incident, Arms and ammunition were recovered during a search operation of the security forces in Pakherpora area in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
“One AK 47 rifle, ten rounds of AK ammunition, six hand grenades and five UBGL grenades were recovered,” said the police.
In south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, a huge quantity of explosive material was recovered from Larmoo Tral, Awantipora.
“The Anantnag police along with CRPF’s 40 and 90 Battalion busted the hideout. The recovery included 75 kgs of Neo Gel 901, eight detonator plate, 500 gms of RDX powder, three bottles of potassium permanganate, one bottle aluminium fine powder and 16 fuse conductors,” said the spokesman.