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Arms seized from truck engaged in cross-LoC trade


Arms seized from truck engaged in cross-LoC trade

Some arms and ammunition were recovered from a truck engaged in cross-LoC trade in Uri sector of north 's Baramulla district, police said today.


Based on a specific information about some arms and ammunition being smuggled in a goods truck meant to carry cross-LoC (Line of Control) trade merchandise, a naka was established by police in Uri area.


“The incoming goods laden trucks which had gone to Chakoti area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) were searched at Uri during which a Chinese pistol, two magazines with 14 rounds of ammunition, four AK magazines with 120 rounds and two Chinese grenades were recovered from a truck bearing registration number JK03B 1586,” a senior police official said.


The driver of the truck, Irshad Ahmad Mantoo of Buchpora village of Kulgam, was arrested and is being questioned.


“Mantoo had received the consignment from a terrorist operative in Chakoti and was supposed to deliver this to militants in south Kashmir,” the official said.


He said the weapons were hidden in a camouflaged cavity of the truck designed particularly for hiding arms and ammunition.


A case under under various sections of the Arms Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered in police station Uri in connection with the recovery, he added.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.


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