6 arrested as huge cache of arms, ammo recovered in Kulgam

Srinagar, Feb 03 : Security forces on Friday recovered huge cache of arms, ammunition and other material and also arrested six persons in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

  • Police in a statement said that on the basis of specific information regarding carrying out of subversive activities in Mirhama and Damhal hanjipora area of district Kulgam a major breakthrough was achieved by the arrest of six militant associates in joint operation of Kulgam police and 9RR and huge cache of arms and ammunitions were recovered on the instance of the accused.

The details of the recovered arms and ammunition on the instance of accused include:- Pistol 01 No,Pistol Magazine 01 No,pistol Rounds 18 No, Hand Grenade 01 No,UBGL Shell 04 No,AK 47 Rounds 30 Rounds, M4 Rounds 446 Rounds, M4 Magazine 08No, AK 47 Magazines 01 No, nsas Magazine 01 No, Wireless Set 01 No, Walky Talky 04 Nos and other incriminating materials.

During preliminary investigation it surfaced that the militants were affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit JeM and were in touch with terror handlers across via various social media platforms, police said.

The apprehended person disclosed their identity as; Shahid Ahmad Padder@Jeela S/O Ghulam Ahmad Padder R/O Mirhama, Ubaid Ahmad Itoo S/O Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo R/O Mirhama, Danish Ahmad Dar S/o Azad Ahmad Dar R/O DH pora, Nawaz Ahmad Ganir S/O Mohd Abdullah Ganie R/O Dangerpora, Aabid Mushtaq@Raju S/O Mushtaq Ahmad Naik R/O Mirhama and Kifayat Ahmad Lone@Rinku S/O Mohd Maqbool Lone R/O Mohammadpora, police said.

The arrested accused were hell bent to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in district Kulgam by way of carrying grenade attacks, intimidating innocent civilians, standoff fire attacks on PRI members, minority communities etc, police added

In this connection Case with FIR No. *01/2023* under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station DH Pora , police said, adding that further investigation of the case is in progress to expose the broader conspiracy.