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Ammunition found dumped in Tarn Taran village pond

Press Trust of India

punjab Updated: Feb 03, 2016 16:05 IST


A cache of ammunition was found dumped in a pond in a village, about 3 km from Indo-

Pakistan border here, the police said on Wednesday.

Some villagers, who were deepening a village pond in Dhun area with JCB machine, discovered the ammunition there, inspector Kamaljit Singh of Khalra police station said.

Two magazines of AK-47, about 150 cartridges of AK-47 rifle and a pistol magazine wrapped in a jute bag were recovered, he said, adding that the seized ammunition will be examined, and a case in this connection had been registered under relevant sections of the Arms Act.

The ammunition appeared to be quite old and not fit for use, police said. It may have been dumped years ago during the militancy in Punjab, they added.

A few days back, a cache of ammunition was found dumped in UBD canal at Malikpur in Pathankot district. Two magazines along with 59 live cartridges of AK-47 rifle, two magazines and 29 live cartridges of INSAS rifle and 16 rounds and two shells of .315 rifle were recovered from Upper Bari Doab canal.

First Published: Feb 03, 2016 15:53 IST