An infiltration bid was foiled by government forces in Gurez area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora on Tuesday.
A local news gathering agency Global News Service quoting unnamed officials reported that acting on specific Police inputs, suspicious movement was detected by forces along Line of control on 14th September and subsequently contact was established with the suspected militants.
After brief exchange of firing, the infiltration bid was successfully foiled.
They said, during the joint search operation, War like stores were recovered such as, -01 Assault Rifle with 4 magazines & 135 rounds, 03 Pistols with 5 magazines & 120 rounds, 01 GPS, Cortex (4m) and 04 Rucksacks.(GNS)
Earlier in Loksabha Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the government of Jammu and Kashmir has reported that after the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year various measures were taken to maintain public order which included preventive detention of certain persons.
“As on September 11, 2020, 223 persons are under detention. No person is under house arrest in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. Reddy also said after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, the number of terrorist incidents have reduced significantly.