Gurdaspur: Army destroys rocket launcher recovered from terrorists

  • Kamaljit Singh Kamal, Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2015 14:00 IST

A rocket launcher recovered from the three terrorists killed in Dinanagar was destroyed by Army authorities at Makaura Pattan near Ravi river on Sunday.

Amritsar border range inspector general of police Ishwar Chander said the launcher was loaded with a live rocket and was dangerous to handle.

The IG said Army experts dug up a trench 6 feet deep and 4 feet wide to destroy the said weapon.

He said the rocket launcher was powerful enough to destroy a building. The IG said the terrorists, who were holed up in a police building in Dinanagar, might not have got the opportunity to use the launcher. "The rocket launcher was capable of destroying 50 Punjab Police quarters near the police station," the officer said.

Replying to a query, the IG said the analysis of a global positioning system (GPS) device recovered from the terrorists pointed out that they had used the Narot Jaimal Singh-Makaura-Bharath-Qazipur-Taragarh route to reach Dinanagar. He said the terrorists had sneaked in between July 21 and July 27.

Gurdaspur senior superintendent of police Gurpreet Singh Toor said the police have recovered 10 AK 56 rifles, 21 magazines, 89 live cartridges, 305 empty cartridges, three belts of cartridges, five hand grenades and three hand grenade pins from the site.

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