Terror suspects spotted in two J&K districts, search ops on | India News – Times of India


JAMMU: Security forces launched joint cordon-and-search operations (CASO) in J&K’s Jammu and Poonch districts on Monday morning on noticing the suspicious movement of terror suspects in two locations. Meanwhile, averting a possible tragedy on Independence Day, a joint team of security forces busted a terrorist hideout in Poonch’s Mendhar and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
“A truck driver spotted two suspicious persons carrying backpacks crossing the road near Kapagala in Chowki Choura area in Jammu’s Akhnoor, and informed cops deployed at a check-post. A joint team of the Army and J&K Police subsequently launched a CASO in the area to trace the suspects,” Jammu SSP Chandan Kohli said, adding that the operation was still underway.
Based on similar inputs, another CASO was launched near Kasablari village and its adjoining areas — about 25km from Poonch’s Mendhar — early Monday. “The operation is being jointly carried out by the Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, J&K Police’s Special Operations Group and BSF,” confirmed Poonch SSP Vinod Kumar.
Meanwhile, giving details of the arms recovery in Mendhar area, BSF spokesperson DIG Jammu Frontiers, SPS Sandhu, said: “On specific inputs, a joint team of the Army, BSF, and Special Operations Group (Poonch) launched a search operation in the forest area in Sangad village in Mendhar’s Mankot.”
“During the search, two AK-47 rifles, four AK magazines, a Chinese pistol, 10 pistol magazines, four Chinese grenades, four non-electronic detonators, 15 fuse detonators of Chinese grenades, 16-metre cordex, 257 AK-47 ammunition rounds, 68 rounds of 9mm Chinese ammunition, 23 rounds of 7.65mm ammunition, an I-Com set, two mobile phones, 12 battery mobile chargers and two 9V batteries were recovered from the hideout,” DIG Sandhu added.
Meanwhile, the combing operation continued for the fourth consecutive day on Monday in Rajouri’s Thannamandi, where two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists had been slain on August 6. Ahead of I-Day, security forces have increased surveillance in border areas, especially after the recovery of airdropped arms and ammunition and frequent drone activity in Jammu division.





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