Poonch, Jan 11: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday displayed the arms and ammunition that it claimed to been recovered from militant associates in Poonch district of Jammu region from past couple of months.
Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh visited Mendhar Police Station in Pooch. He responded to a question of media personnel saying that police with the help of army have managed to arrest various militant associates and recovered arms and ammunition from them.
Singh said police successfully busted militant modules and arrested over half a dozen militant associates, recovering arms and ammunition and besides foiling a plot to attack a temple in the border district of Poonch and disturb communal harmony.
“Mendhar area of Poonch is peaceful from past decade and attempts are being made to disturb its tranquil atmosphere. We are alert and won’t allow anyone to disrupt peace here. Militants are desperate to recruit local youth into their ranks but they have miserably failed,” IGP said.
“I appreciate the role of police for arresting those who were planning to carry out a grenade attack on a temple at the behest of their handler to disturb peace and communal amity in the district,” he said.
Singh said that an AK-47 rifle, a magazine, one binocular, 2 pouches, militant outfit flags,3 pistols, 270 bullets and 6 grenades have been recovered from the arrested militant associates so for.