Security alert after recovery of mortar fuses used by Pak army

Security alert after recovery of mortar fuses used by Pak army

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 11

After finding evidence of new and more deadly support that the terrorists are getting from the Pakistani establishment, the Jammu & Kashmir Police have alerted all other security forces, including the Army, involved in guarding LOC and international border.

Officials in the security establishment here said the J&K Police had recovered three Point Detonating (PD) fuses, used by the Pakistani army in their 82 mm mortar shells, from a terrorist in north Kashmir two weeks back.

The Pulwama police, which on the eve of New Year, had intercepted a vehicle and recovered the PD, but since they were unaware of such material, they termed it “unique grenade”, the officials said. It was found from the possession of a known overground worker (OGW) of The Resistance Front (TRF), Asif Gul, who kept it inside a sack full of charcoal, they added.

The TRF is a shadow outfit of the banned Lashker-e-Taiba terror group. Gul had picked up the consignment from north Kashmir and was on his way to deliver it to his cadres in south Kashmir, the officials said.

Later with the help of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including the CRPF and BSF, senior officials of the police headquarters in Srinagar came out with a conclusion that it was a PD used by the Pakistani army for the 82 mm mortar shells, they said, adding that later a report was shared with other security agencies, including the Army, which has now taken up the matter with all seriousness.

A senior CAPF personnel, while explaining the damage potential of the PD, said it is generally used during fabrication of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to increase maximum impact, as it helps in super-quick detonation of explosives or at times can delay the impact mode for a bigger damage.


Two Jaish associates held in Pulwama

  • Srinagar: Security forces on Monday arrested two overground workers of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) from Pulwama district, the police said.
  • A police official said the arrested persons were transporting arms and ammunition of the militants in the Awantipora and Tral areas of the district and passing sensitive information to the JeM terrorists.
  • The official said incriminating material, including explosives and ammunition, was recovered from the arrested duo — Shezaan Gulzar Beigh and Waseem-ul-Rehman Sheikh. — PTI

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