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BSF recovers cache of arms near Pak border in Batala

Apart from the 3 AK-47s, 6 grenades and 2 Chinese pistols, it contained 250 rounds of ammunition and eight magazines.

punjab Updated: Feb 06, 2018 22:45 IST
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BSF DIG (border range) Rajesh Sharma addressing a press conference at Shikar Massian, Batala.
BSF DIG (border range) Rajesh Sharma addressing a press conference at Shikar Massian, Batala.(HT Photo)

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday seized a cache of arms, including three AK-47s, six high-end grenades and two Chinese semi-automatic pistols, from near the Kassowal border outpost (BoP) in Gurdaspur district.

A two-year-old sniffer dog Labrador Nancy played a major role in the seizure.

Addressing a press conference here, BSF DIG (border range) Rajesh Sharma said some movement was noticed near the BoP on Monday night, following which a search operation was started by the sleuths of the 164th battalion of BSF, but due to dense fog, they failed to recover anything.

On Tuesday morning, he said, Nancy was pressed into service and the dog helped her handlers trace the arms and ammunition, which were kept in a packet buried under the soil along the border.

Apart from the 3 AK-47s, 6 grenades and 2 Chinese pistols, it contained 250 rounds of ammunition and eight magazines.

“The consignment was possibly left there by suspected infiltrators. Our search operation is still on and the possibility of more recoveries cannot be ruled out,” the DIG said.