Militant Hideout Busted In Kishtwar

17 May 2015

Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir with the recovery of huge quantity of arms and ammunition, a defence spokesman said. 'A joint team of troops of Delta Force and police busted a major militant hideout at Chandali Forest in Kishtwar district today and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition,' Jammu-based defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said. Weapons recovered from the hideout included, one AK 56 rifle, one AK 47 rifle, two 9 MM pistols, two UBGL, six AK Magazine, 315 rounds of AK, seven UBGL Grenades, nine hand grenades, two magazine of 9 mm pistol, 12 rounds of 9 MM, one radio set (US made) two batteries (US made) two printers (Thailand made) and one Bipole Antenna (US made), he said. Acting on a tip off about the hideout allegedly of Mohd Amin alias Jehangir, a known surviving militant of the Chenab Valley, the security forces conducted the operation, he said, adding that Chandali forest has been the stronghold of Hizbul Mujahiddin militant outfit. He said the seizure indeed had the potential to cause large scale casualties and damage to life and property. 'The recovery thus is a major blow to the terrorist outfit and once again displayed total domination by security forces in the hinterland of Kishtwar' he said. The General Officer Commanding, Delta Force complimented the troops who took part in the operation and commented that the recovery of this cache is in continuation of the sustained efforts by Delta Force towards dismantling of terrorists infrastructure and support base of the remnant terrorists in the Chenab Valley.