Punjab Police on Thursday foiled a major attempt to smuggle weapons into the Valley for carrying out terror attacks, with the arrest of two Jammu & Kashmirbased Lashkar-e-Toyyeba (LeT) operatives.
Giving details, DGP Dinkar Gupta said that 10 hand grenades, along with one AK-47 rifle with 2 magazines and 60 live cartridges, were seized from the suspected terrorists, identified as Aamir Hussain Wani and Wasim Hassan Wani.
The DGP said that the duo, actively involved in transporting automatic weapons and hand grenades from Punjab to the Kashmir Valley, were nabbed by the Pathankot police on the Amritsar-Jammu highway in the PS Sadar area.
Gupta said the search of the truck led to the recovery of the weapons and ammunition, and the accused, during preliminary investigation, revealed that they had been directed to collect this weapons consignment from Punjab by Ishfaq Ahmed Dar alias Bashir Ahmed Khan, a former J&K constable. Currently an active terrorist of LeT in the Valley, Dar had absconded in 2017.