29 April: Pakistani drone dropped weapons for terrorists and Islamist extremists who killed five soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir said DGP.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Friday said that weapons, grenades and cash air-dropped by a Pakistan drone were used by the terrorists involved in the killing of five soldiers at Bhatta-durian village in Rajouri district on April 20. He said that a massive search operation was launched after the incident and several hideouts of the terrorists were busted.
Singh said that during the operation, security forces recovered an AK-47 rifle, two pistols, four grenades, Rs 1.5 lakh cash and some documents from a hideout near Thanamandi area.
He said that these items were part of a consignment dropped by a drone from across the border on April 18. He said that one of the pistols had a Pakistani mark on it.
The DGP said that the terrorists belonged to a group called ‘The Resistance Front’, which is a front organisation of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
He said that they had infiltrated into India from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in March this year and were planning more attacks on security forces and civilians. He said that four terrorists were killed in an encounter on April 23, while one was arrested on April 24.
Singh said that Pakistan was trying to disrupt peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir by sending drones and terrorists across the border. He said that security forces were alert and vigilant to foil such attempts.