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Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered from militant hideout in J&K’s Ramban

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Joint forces Wednesday claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Khari Jamlwan forest area of Ramban district, leading to the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

Jammu Kashmir Police in a statement said that information was received through reliable sources regarding the presence of a cache of arms, ammunition, and related material in the far flung hilly and forest area of Khari.

It said acting swiftly on the input, a joint search operation was launched in the area, and suspected hideout locations were searched which continued till evening, during which arms and ammunition among other things were recovered from the spot.

The recoveries as per the police include 256 7.62 MM cartridges, 36 7.62 MM empty cartridges, 5 AK-47 magazines, 34 9 MM cartridges and other material.

A case FIR number 77/2023 under section 7/25 Arms Act and Sec 4 Explosives substances act has been registered at Police Station Banihal and an investigation has been taken up, the statement added. [KNT]

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