truck driver held with arms, ammunition near Purmandal Morh in Jammu


Jammu: UT Police on Sunday arrested the driver of a Kashmir bound truck near Purmandal Morh in Jammu district and claimed to have seized a pistol along with two hand grenades from him.

Identifying him as Muntazir Manzoor, son of Manzoor Ahmed Bhat of Prischoo Pulwama, Jammu SSP Chandan Kohli quoting the arrested driver said that the seized pistol and grenades was dropped by drone from across the border and the handlers had tasked him to carry this consignment to Kashmir Valley.

Giving details, he said that following specific inputs regarding weapons smuggling bid, a high alert was issued across Jammu on Sunday and mobile vehicle checking nakas laid at more than a dozen places.

A police naka at Purmandal morh under the jurisdiction of Gangyal police station intercepted a truck JK13E 0211 and signalled it to stop for checking. As the truck driver tried to avoid the checking by making excuses, the naka party became suspicion and thoroughly checked the vehicle leading to the recovery of pistol and grenades.

Pointing out that the entire operation was carried out by SoG Jammu and teams of police headed by SP South Deepak Digra and SDPO Gandhir Nagar PK Mengi, SSP said that investigations were in progress.

Only a fortnight ago, police had foiled a Lashkar-e-Toiba plan to plant an IED at some crowded plae by arresting a Lashkar-e-Toiba operative near a shopping mall on June 26 evening. An IED weighing 5.5 kg was seized at his instance.