Pakistani drone drops arms consignment, recovered in J&K

Police right away segregated the village and a search operation was launched during which a yellow coloured packet tied to strings with a wooden base was found

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New Delhi: Security officials have recovered ammunition and armed consignment which was dropped by a Pakistani drone nearby International Border in Jammu district on Sunday.

People aware of the matters said the arm consignment was dropped by a drone, past midnight at Alora Mandal, Sohanjana. “A villager heard the sound of the flying object and saw it dropping something. He informed the police,” an official stated.

Police right away segregated the village and a search operation was launched during which a yellow coloured packet tied to strings with a wooden base was found, leading to the recovery of arms and ammunitions.

Sharing the information on what was found from the consignment, Police chief of Jammu district Chandan Kohli said, “The incident happened around midnight. We have recovered one AK-47 assault rifle, three AK magazines, 30 AK rounds and a telescopic sight”.

Speaking on condition of obscurity, a senior police officer stated, “It was a clear case of a Pakistani drone dropping arms and ammunition for the overground workers or OGWs”.

“Sohanjana is a vast area by the side of fourth Tawi Bridge where large scale encroachment took place in recent years under political patronage. The possibility of OGWs among the encroachers cannot be ruled out,” the officer futher said.

On August 23, a drone was specked near International Border in Arnia sector, encouraging the Border Security Force (BSF) to open fire at it.

On July 24, police stated that they shot down a Pakistani drone fetching a five kg IED in Jammu district’s Kanachak area of Akhnoor.

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