Security Forces Busts Hizbul Mujahddin Hideout In Doda
20 February 2015
: Army troops on Friday busted a hideout of Hizbul Mujahddin in Amrai Nala near Chilli area in Doda district of Jammu region and recovered a cache of army, ammunition and explosive material, a defence spokesperson said. He said that acting on specific information, Delta Force launched a swift and surgical joint search operation in Amrai Nala near Chilli area in Doda district and busted a cache. The battalion recovered huge cache of arms, which included one AK- 47 rifle, four 12 Bore Rifles, one Pistol, four AK-47 Magzines, two SLR Magzines, 150 rounds of 7.62mm AK-47, 100 Rounds of 7.62mm Assorted Ammunition, one Chinese Hand Grenade, one Pouch, one Pressure Stove and one Blanket from a natural cave hideout in the Amrai Nala. According to spokesperson the recovered arms are likely to belong to one of the hardcore Hizbul Mujahddin terrorist of the area active in the past, which could have been hidden for later usage. An encounter in December 2009, resulting in elimination of two hardcore Hizbul Mujahddin terrorist in the general area is a testimony that the area was infested with terrorists of various terrorist Tanzeems. The area due to its remoteness and rugged terrain makes it an ideal location for establishing a hideout. The inclement weather conditions increased the degree of difficulty in approach to the intended target area and subsequent search. The arms were well hidden and concealed in a natural cave of size approx 11x10 Feet. The recovery of war like stores was possible only due to the accurate intelligence developed by the Army and launching of well synchronised joint operation with police and CAPF in harsh snow conditions, in a relentless day and night operation of 48 hours. Apart from the two columns of Rashtriya Rifles, the team also included one SI, six personnel of JKP, ex Gundo Police Station and one Assistant Commandant, one SI and 10 OR of 42 Battalion SSB Gundo. The recovered arms were handed over to the police station, wherein a FIR has been lodged. The recovery of a huge cache has given a major success to the Security Forces and a massive blow to the terrorists in the area, thereby preventing the arms and ammunition from falling into the hands of inimical elements, aiming at revival of militancy in Doda district.