A cache of arms was recovered in Bandopar on Friday, just before Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Kashmir on October 4. The recovered weapons include the dreaded AK-47 rifle as well as a huge quantity of magazines. The cache of weapons was recovered after an incident of explosion in two passenger buses in Kashmir’s Udhampur within eight hours on Wednesday and Thursday. One bus was parked at the petrol pump and the other was parked at the bus stand.
Jammu and Kashmir Police said, Bandipora Police and Army seized 7 AK-47 rifles, 2 pistols, 21 AK magazines, 1190 rounds, 132 pistol rounds, 13 grenades and other incriminating material in Naushehra Narad of Gurez area of Bandipora. Arms and ammunition recovered. Security forces and police are on high alert after the blast in buses in Udampur. A search operation is being conducted at every corner.
Terrorist conspiracy in bomb blasts also not ruled out
Blasts in Udhampur are also being investigated from terrorist angle. Sticky bombs were used in both the blasts, which are suspected to have timers. The security agencies are also not ruling out any terrorist conspiracy. Two people were injured in the first blast, while no casualties were reported in the second.
Shah to visit Kashmir on October 4
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a visit to Kashmir on October 4. According to media reports, earlier his tour was scheduled to start from October 3 but now it has been changed. Amit Shah will now visit Kashmir on October 4. Security has been tightened in the Valley in view of the Home Minister’s visit.
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