JAMMU: J&K Police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old youth from
district’s Mahore and recovered a huge cache of arms and
, sent by
commander Khobaib (originally from Doda and now based in Pakistan), from a hideout based on information obtained from the youth.
IGP (Jammu Zone)
said the accused, Reyaz Ahmed, a resident of Kundedhan Chassana, was arrested based on a specific tip-off. “During interrogation in the presence of Mahore executive magistrate, Reyaz revealed he had hidden a cache of arms and ammunition at a hideout located between Makhidhar and upper Shikari bridge in Mahore,” he added.
Accordingly, a joint team of the Army and J&K Police launched a search operation in the area and recovered two UBGL/MGL grenades, one Chinese grenade, two No. 36 grenades, one RPG ammunition, three mortar bombs, 2kg gunpowder, 250g explosives, 30 INSAS rounds, 20 sniper rifle rounds and 30 AK-47 rounds.
The cache of arms and ammunition was to be delivered to someone from Gool in Ramban district. “Khobaib has been continuously trying to send in money and arms in Jammu region besides trying to revive terror activities in the Chenab valley by recruiting youth for the outfit,” the IGP added.