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Huge cache of explosive recovered in Sopore

india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 15:42 IST
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Police in Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives on Thursday from the possession of an ex-police constable; the explosive was hidden in the tyres of a Swaraj Mazda vehicle the ex policemen has been arrested.

According to a police spokesman in Sopore, police on a specific tip off that a former constable of the Jammu and Kashmir police Feroz Ahmed dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar was transporting huge amount of explosive hidden in a Swaraj Mazda.

"When we asked him to stop, he tried to flee from the spot, we chased and caught him and while searching the vehicle we recovered a huge cache of explosive and ammunition that he was hiding in the tyres of the vehicle." said the police spokesman.

During search of the vehicle Sopore police recovered 19 hand grenades 18 rifle grenades, ten AK47 Magazines and 300 rounds of ammunition, the vehicle in which the ammunition was being transported has also been seized by the police.

"The vehicle with registration number PB 10C, 4885 in which he was transporting the ammunition has also been seized and on further investigation we found that he was using a fake registration number for the vehicle" said the police spokesman.

Adding he said, "Feroz Ahmed Dar joined as a police constable in 1983 and he was dismissed from the service in 1991, because of his suspicious activities."
However the police are suspicious that the explosive could have been used at disrupting the inflow of tourists in the valley.

"Though I cannot exactly tell you for what purpose the explosives were being transported, but it could have been used to target the tourists coming to the valley." A police officer from Sopore told HT over phone.

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