In a joint operation with the Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested six terrorists associated with the proscribed terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession.
"On the basis of specific information regarding carrying out of subversive activities in Mirhama and Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district, a major breakthrough was achieved by the arrest of six terrorist associates in a joint operation of Kulgam police and 9 Rashtriya Rifles and huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered on the instance of the accused," said Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The security forces recovered a pistol, magazine, 18 rounds, a hand grenade, four UBGL shell, 30 AK 47 rounds, 446 M4 rounds, eight M4 magazines, an AK 47 magazine, an Insas magazine, two mortar shells, a wireless set, four walky talky and other incriminating materials.
During preliminary investigation, J-K Police said it surfaced that the terrorists were affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit JeM and were in touch with terror handlers across the border via various social media platforms.
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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, said police.
A case under relevant law sections has been registered in DH Pora police station. Further investigation is in progress to expose the broader conspiracy.