Published On: Wed, Sep 9th, 2020

Two terrorists arrested from J&K’s Kulgam, huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered

Srinagar: A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered after security forces arrested two suspected terrorists near the Jawahar tunnel in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

The operation was carried out jointly by the police and the army

The arrests were made on Tuesday night.

The operation was carried out jointly by the police and the army. The weapons were recovered from a truck coming from Jammu.

“Two suspects arrested in a joint operation near Jawahar Tunnel, Kulgam at midnight yesterday was based on J&K police inputs,” the army said.

Army said that two suspects were arrested late night near Jawahar Tunnel on the Jammu and Kashmir national highway in Kulgam district from a truck coming to Kashmir and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from them.

The Srinagar-based Defence PRO later said, “Two suspects have been arrested in a joint operation near Jawahar Tunnel, Kulgam at the midnight. An AK-47 rifle, an M4 US Carbine, 6 Chinese Pistols & magazines recovered from a truck coming from Jammu.”

While, sharing more details, a J&K Police official said, “We had specific input about the movement of that particular truck which was on way from Jammu to Srinagar. We had information that they are carrying arms and ammunition, after chasing it, the security forces intercepted it at the Jawahar tunnel. While the vehicle was being searched, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered and both driver and the other person travelling in the vehicle were detained and interrogated.”

The police official added that both of the arrested suspected terrorists were from south Kashmir and further investigation in the case were on.

Sources also said that as per initial investigations, it appeared that the arms they carrying were infiltrated via the international border and terror associates handed over the cache of arms to them in Jammu to transport them to Kashmir valley.

The recovered weapons included one AK-47 rifle with two magazines, one M4 US carbine with three magazines and six Chinese pistols with 12 magazines.

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