November 2002 News

Hideout busted, huge arms cache recovered in J&K

16 November 2002
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: A Special Operations Group of local police on Saturday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 100 kg of RDX, from a militant hideout in Anchar area which the counter-insurgency force claimed was meant for killing VVIPS after the elections. A SoG team raided the hideout and recovered 100 kg RDX, five IEDS, 49 IED circuits and a Chinese pistol with a silencer, SSP Srinagar R R Suhay told reporters here on Saturday evening. However, no arrests have been effected yet. Suhay said the cache of arms and ammunition including ready-to-use landmines suggested that militants were going to launch a largescale explosions across Srinagar city. The group behind the planned attacks had been identified and efforts are on to nab the culprits. The houseowner is however, absconding, he said. The other seizures included a wireless set, 1510 live rounds of AK-47 assualt rifle, two AK-47 magazines and four Chinese grenades, he said.


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