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Major plot of fuelling tension in Jammu region foiled, arms, ammo recovered along LoC in Poonch village

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Poonch, Jan 03: The Jammu and Kashmir police in Poonch district Sunday claimed to have made more recovery of arms, ammunition after recently busting of a militant module by arresting three militant associates in Mendhar area.

The fresh recovery was made today morning during an operation Dabbi village of Balakote along the Line of Control.

Talking to the news agency—KNO Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral said that on December 28 last year, three militant associates were arrested in Balakote area near LoC and also recovered six hand grenades from their possession.

The trio include Mustafa Khan son of Yasir Khan, resident of Galuta, Mohammad Yaseen son of Walayat Khan and Rayees Ahmed son of Mohammad Iqbal—both resident of Dabbi Balakote.

SSP said that during sustained interrogation of the trio some more vital clues were developed after which Police team headed by SDPO Mendhar Zaheer Jafri and Army launched an operation in Dabbi village located ahead of LoC fence in Balakote. “A consignment of arms, ammunition and grenades was recovered on today morning.”

The recovery includes one pistol, three pistol magazines, thirty five bullets and five hand grenades.

He said that today’s recovery is the third recovery under this module of militant associates that was busted in Mendhar.

He further informed that Jammu and Kashmir this module was being operated from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir by Gazanvi Force militant outfit.

He said that Gazanvi Force apart from militant activities is now also trying to carry out militant activities and is attempting to target religious places with an aim to trigger communal tension in the Jammu region.

He added that during the first recovery of six hand grenades that was made from the arrested persons, it is evident that grenades were to be lobbed on religious places in Ari and Mendhar areas of Poonch district.

“The second recovery was made from Dabi village wherein two pistols, seventy bullets and two grenades were recovered.”

He said that the handlers from across used to drop the consignment in hidden patches right infront of Indian locations and these arrested militant associates then managed to pick it up for further carriage in the hinterland.

The total recovery made so far include 13 grenades, 03 pistols, 05 pistol magazines, 105 pistol bullets, 04 Pakistan made ballons, 01 flag of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Jammu and Kashmir and 18 posters of J&K Gazanavi Force.

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Encounter starts in Chanapora, Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – An encounter broke out between Security forces and militants in Chanapora area of Srinagar on Thursday evening, police said.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), police in a tweet informed that the gunfight has started in Chanapora area this evening, saying that the police and security forces are on the job.

“#Encounter has started at #Chanapora area of #Srinagar. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

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Centre to send more forces to J&K

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(Asian News Hub) – The central government has decided to move extra forces to Jammu and Kashmir amid targetted killings and encounters between security forces and militants.

Quoting sources News18 reported, the official announcement of sending soldiers will be made soon to send about 25 companies of troops to Jammu and Kashmir to give security to civilians and help other forces to eliminate militants.

They said that the additional companies CRPF will be arranged mannerly. They will be sent in phases. 10 companies will be sent to J&K, while in the next two phases, the remaining 15 will be dispatched.

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In a high-level meeting, the decision was taken in view of the current situation. ‘Almost two dozen CRPF companies will be moving to Jammu and Kashmir from different parts of the country in view of the current situation. Soon, an official communication will be released to move these troops,’ News18 reported quoting sources in the government.

Arrangements for the accommodation, transportation etc have already begun. The process of informing companies who will be going to J&K has also started.

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‘The step was decided in a high-level meeting. Arrangements will be made soon and after that, an official communication will be released in a few days,’ the official claimed as per News18.


DG CRPF Kuldiep Singh is already in Jammu and Kashmir monitoring operations and the situation along with other top officials of the biggest paramilitary force.

It is expected that the DG would remain there till Home Minister Amit Shah reaches J&K for his visit from October 23-25.

On Wednesday, four unidentified militants were killed in separate encounters with security forces in the Shopian and Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army’s longest operation in the last 10 years is going on in Mandher sector.

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Won’t allow disruption of peace; damage to communal fabric of J&K at any cost: DGP Dilbagh Singh

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Says selected killings were aimed to trigger communal fissures, those involve to be dealt with sternly; pays homage to 375 police, security forces killed in last one year

(Asian News Hub) – Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Thursday said that killing of civilians and minority community members in J&K was a move to disrupt peace and to trigger a communal fissure in UT ‘but police and security forces will foil all such plans and won’t allow militants to succeed.”

Addressing the police commemoration day function at armed police complex Zewan in Srinagar, the DGP said that some militants while acting on the advice of their mentors across the LoC resorted to disruption of peace by killing civilians and members of minority community. “These selected killings were aimed at triggering communal fissures in Kashmir. Police and other forces acted swiftly to foil the designs of militants and their mentors,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “We will not allow disruption of peace and damage to the communal fabric of J&K at any cost.”

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He said killing of civilians was not just to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere but also hit the livelihood of common masses of Kashmir and the tourism as well. “We have given a befitting reply to the enemies of peace and will continue to do that,” the DGP said.

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He said that this year so far 370 policemen and other security forces personnel were killed in line of duty across India. The DGP paid rich tributes to all the policemen killed in line of action stating that police are committed to protect the integrity of country and to keep the peace intact in J&K.

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