Jammu, Oct 19, 2016: In a major victory, the security forces on Tuesday busted terror hideouts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla sector and reportedly arrested 44 people.
44 people were arrested for their alleged involvement in “terror-related activities”.
The security forces seized ammunition including bombs. Other than recovering bombs, flags of China and Pakistan, and notepads of Pakistan-based terrorist outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad letterheads.
An Army spokesperson said, “Over 700 houses were searched in a span of 12 hours on October 17 in an extensive search operation in an old town in Baramulla, during which 44 persons involved with terror-related activities have been apprehended.”
The security forces cordon off the area and a number of hideouts were busted during the operation, the spokesman said.
He added “a large quantity of incriminating material such as petrol bombs, Chinese and Pakistani flags, LeT and JeM letterhead pads, unauthorized mobile phones and seditious anti-national publicity material were seized.”
He said the operation was jointly carried out by teams of the army, police, BSF and CRPF in 10 sensitive localities including Qazi Hamam, Ganai Hamam, Taweed Gunj, Jamia and other mohallas reportedly being used as “safe havens by the terrorists.”
For over 100 days, the Kashmir Valley has been under unending violence, which has erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces.
The unrest, which began a day after Wani was killed on July 8, has resulted in the death of 84 people, including two police personnel, dead and several thousand wounded.
However,The relations between India and Pakistan strike a new turn after Indian Army conducted surgical strikes along the Line of Control and destroyed LeT camps.