The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the Indian Army found a huge cache of arms and ammunition in the general area of Hathlanga Sector of Uri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla. “The seized war stocks included eight AKS 74 rifles with 24 magazines, 560 rifle cartridges, 12 Chinese pistols with 24 magazines, 224 rounds of live ammunition, 14 Pakistani and Chinese grenades along with 81 Pakistan flag balloons were found,” Agency she quoted Colonel Manish Punj as saying on Sunday.
The incident occurred after police arrested 17 persons, including five policemen, a political activist, a contractor and a trader, from different areas of Kupwara and Baramulla districts after uncovering a narcotics smuggling module originating from Pakistan. According to a police statement, a poultry shop owner was arrested with some narcotics from his house after receiving a tip-off from Mohd Waseem Najar. Waseem admitted to being part of a large group of drug peddlers and revealed the names of some of his associates in the district as well as those in Uri in Baramulla district.