New Delhi: In a joint operation, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian Army busted one hideout of terrorist in Anantnag forest today and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions.
This development comes after the arrest of the conspirator of the Krishna Dhaba attack. “One hideout was busted in Anantnag forest by Police and Army after the arrest of conspirator of Krishna Dhaba attack,” ANI quoted Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone as saying.
Three AK-56 rifles, two Chinese pistols, two Chinese grenades, one telescope, six AK magazines, two pistol magazines, and other items were recovered from the hideout site.
Meanwhile, the IG, Kashmir has directed increased security deployment at all vital locations in the region today. Sources told ANI that to enhance anti-terrorists operations in the Valley; the IGP has asked to place snipers at high-rise buildings besides relocating permanent bunkers.
On February 19, an unknown gunman attacked two policemen from behind in Srinagar’s Baghat area of Barzulla. The cops succumbed to their injuries later. In another encounter on the same day, three terror associates were also killed in the Budgam area of the Shopian district. In another encounter that broke out between the security forces and terrorists in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 19, one police personnel lost his life while another was injured.
Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists were arrested by security forces on Friday and incriminating materials were recovered from their possession in Bandipora district.
Acting on specific inputs, security forces established a checkpoint near Papachan- Bandipora Bridge and apprehended the duo linked with the proscribed outfit LeT.
On Wednesday, J&K Police arrested three terrorists, who shot and injured the son of a popular eatery owner in Srinagar city. The terrorists had shot and injured Akash Mehra, the son of the owner of ‘Krishna Dhaba’ in the evening in the busy Sonwar area.
The attack took place when the UT’s entire security apparatus was preoccupied with the delegation of ambassadors visiting the Valley.