J&K: Drone Drops Weapons In Jammu; Police Arrest Two

J&K Police on Sunday said that they had recovered a consignment of weapons dropped by drones in Jammu. They have arrested two persons in connection with the case.

SRINAGAR | Updated: 30 October, 2022 9:24 pm IST
Recovered arms and ammunitions by J&K police

The drone menace, which has kept the security forces on their toes in Punjab, seems to have moved towards Jammu and Kashmir following intense vigil by the forces at the Amritsar border.

J&K Police on Sunday said that they had recovered a consignment of weapons dropped by drones in Jammu. They have arrested two persons in connection with the case.

Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, said that on the intervening October 27th and 28th, a suspicious movement of a drone was observed in the general area of Baspur Bangla RS Pura.

Since the area, Singh said, is close to the fence, the information was shared with all police stations and a dedicated officer-led team was put on the job.

“The technical surveillance unit was also put on the job. All the vehicles that had crossed the police checkpoints around that time were scrutinised. The CCTV footage of the place and the roads leading to the general area were thoroughly checked,” he said.

“Physical patterns and technical analysis were pursued thoroughly,” Singh said. “On the basis of the abovementioned analysis, the police team of RS Pura picked up a few suspects, who were put to sustained questioning regarding their movement in the border belt, particularly during the time when the drone movement was reported,” he added.

During rounding up the suspects, he said, Jammu Police was able to lay hands on one of the suspects, Chander Bose, a resident of Doda. “On his questioning, he could not give any satisfactory reply regarding his movement towards the border at that particular time and date,” Singh said.

“When put to sustained questioning, he admitted that he had visited the particular area in the abovementioned area, so as to receive a consignment of weapons dropped by drone,” he added.

The ADGP said that he further disclosed that he was working at the behest of a person named Shamsher Singh, Camp Gole Gujral Jammu. Both were in touch with a terrorist overground worker named Balvinder, a resident of Jammu but now settled in Europe. “All the arrested persons and the OGW are working for a banned terrorist organisation,” he said.

Balvinder, the senior police officer said, was coordinating with both the accused in India and the handlers of the consignment in Pakistan.

A case has been registered in PS RS Pura, Singh said. “Four pistols, eight magazines, and 47 rounds of pistol ammunition were recovered,” he added.

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