Jul 12, 2024

Kathua: DIG, SSP escape unhurt in militant attack; forces recover arms, ammunition

The DIG Jammu and Kashmir Police and Senior Superintendent of Police Kathua had a narrow escape after a militant fired a barrage of bullets on their vehicles amid the ongoing anti-militant operation in Hiranagar, an official said.

The official said that the cavalcade of the two police officers came under attack after a hiding militant fired over two dozen rounds. “There, however, was no harm caused to any of the officers or any of the personnel,” the official said.

In a related development, the security forces recovered arms and ammunition around the ongoing gunfight site.

As per the official, the recovered arms and ammunition included three magazines containing 30 rounds, one another magazine containing 24 rounds, 75 rounds in separate polythene, 3 live grenades, 1 lakh currency (200 notes of rupees 500), eatables (Pak-made chocolates, dry channa and stale chapatis), Pak-made medicines and injections (pain-killers), 1 syringe, 2 packs of A4 batteries and 1 handset wrapped in tape having antenna and 2 wires hanging from the handset.

Meanwhile, in view of the militant attack on a joint camp of security forces in the Chattergala area in Bhaderwah, the authorities have ordered for suspension of traffic movement on the Bhaderwah-Pathankot Highway till further orders.

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