Security forces on Sunday busted a militant hideout in Kashmir’s Baramulla district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
Kashmir IGP Farooq Ahmed said the arms were meant to be used on January 26 and timely detection had averted a major incident on Republic Day.
Acting on a tip-off, the Baramulla police launched a joint operation with army and CRPF personnel at Chak-e-Mamoosa village in Kreeri in Baramulla district, 22 km west of Srinagar.
The items recovered included a universal machine gun, 10 kg RDX, four wireless sets, 26 spare batteries of wireless sets, 28 electric detonator circuits, two anti-tank mines, 13 two-inch mortar shells, 51 AGL grenades, 57 hand grenades, 42 UBGL grenades, 32 improvised circuits, four charger boxes, 30 detonators, three AK ammunition boxes containing about 2,100 rounds and six SIM cards.
The police dug up the ground and found the arms and ammunition hidden in a 500-litre plastic water tank.