Truck driver held in Jammu with pistol, grenades

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Visual of Jammu Police with arrested truck driver (right) (Photo/ANI)
Visual of Jammu Police with arrested truck driver (right) (Photo/ANI)

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 11 (ANI): The Jammu Police on Sunday foiled a bid of smuggling weapons and explosives as the security personnel seized a pistol and two hand grenades from a truck driver in the city.

The driver was identified as Muntazir Manzoor, a resident of Prischoo Pulwama.

After some apprehensions and specific inputs regarding the bid of smuggling weapons, a high alert was issued across Jammu on Sunday and mobile vehicle checking 'nakas' were laid at more than a dozen places, informed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Chandan Kohli.

Similarly, a team of police laid a mobile vehicle checking 'naka' at Purmandal morh under the jurisdiction of Gangyal police station when a truck was signalled to stop for frisking.

The driver of the vehicle, however, tried to avoid the checking by sharing excuses which developed suspicion after which the vehicle was put to thorough frisking.

In the initial investigation, the driver has so far divulged that this consignment of a weapon, grenades was dropped by drone from across the border and handlers from across tasked him to carry this consignment upto Kashmir valley.

The entire operation of foiling this bid of weapon smuggling was carried out by Special Operations Group (SoG) Jammu and teams of police headed by Superintendent of police, South Deepak Digra and SDPO Gandhir Nagar PK Mengi.

SSP Jammu, Chandan Kohli said that further investigation in this case is going on, while questioning of the accused driver is going on to unearth more links.

As per the release, Jammu Police is working hard on the anti-terror front and many terror plots have been foiled in the recent past that includes the recovery of an IED weighing 5.5 kilograms and the arrest of the accused who was tasked to carry out a major IED strike in Jammu. (ANI)

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