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48,664 weapons recovered in JK in twenty years

india Updated: Dec 10, 2010 14:53 IST

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The over two-decade long militancy in Jammu and Kashmir has seen the recovery of 48,664 weapons, including 30,473 AK-series rifles, a state home ministry report said.

As per the recent report on militancy compiled upto November end, as many as 48,664 weapons, including 30,473 deadly AK-type rifles and 11,189 pistols and revolvers were recovered by security forces and police during the past two decades.

Giving further details, it said 30,473 AK rifles of 47, 56, 74-make, 1,189 pistols and revolvers, 1,023 Universal Machine Guns (UMGs), 77 Carbines, 2147 rocket RPG and launchers, 216 LMG and SLRs, 284 number of 303 rifles, 386 sniper Rifles, 69 GPMGs and 2,800 rocket boosters.

The highest number of 3,504 AK type rifles were recovered in 1992 and 295 rifles were recovered this year, as compared to 285 in 2009, it said.

Similarly, 185 pistols were recovered in 2010, followed by 186 in 2009 and highest number of such recoveries of 1,052 in 1996.