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Major terror plot foiled in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on January 3, 2021 at 2:49 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir police in Poonch district along-with Army have made a third consecutive recovery of arms, ammunition and grenades after the recent busting of a terror module and arrest of three terrorist associates in Mendhar area.

The fresh recovery has been made this  morning during an operation at village Dabbi of Balakote near the LoC.

On December 28 last year, three terrorist associates were arrested in Balakote area near LoC where six hand grenades were recovered from their possession.

The trio include Mustafa Khan son of Yasir Khan resident of Galuta, Mohammad Yaseen son of Walayat Khan and Rayees Ahmed son of Mohammad Iqbal, both resident of Dabbi Balakote.

During sustained interrogation of the trio, some more vital clues were developed after which Police team headed by SDPO Mendhar Zaheer Jafri and Army launched an operation in Dabbi village located ahead of LoC fence in Balakote from where another consignment of arms, ammunition and grenades have been recovered on Today morning.

The recovery includes one pistol, three pistol magazines, thirty five bullets and five hand grenades.

Todays  recovery is the third recovery under this module of terror associates busted in LoC area of Mendhar.

This terror module is a part of the “Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force” which is being operated  from POJK

The Jammu and Kashmir Gazanvi Force apart from terrror activities is now  also attempting to target religious places with an aim to trigger communal tension in the Jammu region.

In the first recovery of six hand grenades that was made from the arrested three persons, it was revealed that grenades were to be lobbed on religious places in Ari and Mendhar town area of Poonch district.

The second recovery was made from Dabi village wherein two pistols, seventy bullets and two grenades were recovered.

” The handlers from across used to drop the consignment in hidden patches near the LoC and these arrested terrorist associates then used to pick it up for further carriage in hinterland.”

The total recovery made so far include 13 grenades, 03 pistols, 05 pistol magazines, 105 pistol bullets, 04 Pakistan made balloons, 01 flag of Tehreek ul Majahideen Jammu and Kashmir and 18 posters of J&K Gazanavi Force.