September 18, 2020

Explosive materials recovered in Awantipora: Police

Srinagar: Acting on tip off about the presence of JeM militants, Police alongwith 42 RR and 130 BN CRPF conducted a joint search of the nursery area near forests of village Gadikhal Awantipora, said an official statement on Thursday.
“During search of the said forest area, 02 explosive dumps were found which were concealed underground in 02 different 250 litres plastic tanks”, the statement reads, adding that “ in one plastic tank, 416 high explosive gelatin sticks have been recovered while in another plastic tank, 50 detonators were recovered”. The police in it’s statement also said that the detonators were destroyed by the Bomb Disposal Squad on the spot, due to their risk of carrying/transporting. “Accordingly a case FIR number 126/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been taken up”, the statement reads.

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