Security forces on Thursday arrested at least two people and recovered war-like stores in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, nine Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was conducted in Qazigund town of the district.

During checking in an area under the Qazigund Police Station, huge cache of arms and ammunition including an AK, 218 7.62×39 mm ammunition, four AK magazines, a Norinco/EMEI Type 97 NSR rifle, 190 5.56×45 mm ammunition, four T97 Magazines, three grenades and Rs four lakh (INR) was seized.

The recovery was made from Mahindra Bolero Load Carrier (JK 13 B 4213). The vehicle has been seized and two persons ferrying the stores detained. They were–Nisar Ah Lone (Heff Shirmal Shopian), who have been missing since September 16, and Samiullah Chak (Nowgam Shopian).

Reportedly this consignment was dropped through a drone from Pakistan in Samba sector of Jammu and was to be handed over to the terrorists in south Kashmir.